Foreign Affairs Litigation in United States Courts

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Foreign Affairs Litigation in United States Courts collects essays by some of the nation’s top foreign affairs and international law experts to offer discussions on foreign sovereign immunity and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, human rights litigation, foreign affairs taking actions with the Court of Federal Claims, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, and the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements.

This is an indispensable resource for attorneys and government officials focused on the role of the courts in foreign affairs, actions against foreign governments in United States courts, the Act of State Doctrine, foreign sovereign immunity, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, foreign affairs takings actions in the Court of Federal Claims, and choice of court in international litigation.

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Biographical Note
John Norton Moore is the Walter L. Brown Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. He also directs the Centers for National Security Law and Oceans Law and Policy. He is a recognized expert on international law and has published extensively.
Table of contents
Preface
Paul G. Mahoney

Introduction
John Norton Moore

Foreign Sovereign Immunity and the FSIA

The Role of Courts in Foreign Affairs
Royce C. Lamberth

Policy Options for the Obama Administration: Enforcement Provisions of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act as a Tool Against State Sponsors of Terrorism
Steven R. Perles
Edward B. MacAllister

Adjudicating Acts of State
Chimène I. Keitner

Sovereign Immunity and the International Court of Justice: The State System Triumphant
Paul B. Stephan

Human Rights Litigation

Non-State Actors and the Alien Tort Claims Act
Ralph Steinhardt

Equity, Damages and the Rule of Law
Baher Azmy

The Act of State Doctrine in Recent “Looted” Art Litigation
Allan Gerson

Foreign Affairs Takings Actions in the Court of Federal Claims

Foreign Affairs Takings: The Question of Foreign Plaintiff Standing
Douglas J. Pepe

The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

The Work of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States
Timothy J. Feighery

Lawsuits By Foreigners in the U.S. Courts and in the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Allan I. Mendelsohn

International Claims and the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
David E. Bradley

The Future of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission Rests with the Modernization of its Jurisprudence: The Regrettable Results Arising from an Intersection between the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission and the US Insurance Industry, a Case Study
Steven R. Perles
Edward B. MacAllister

The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

The Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention: A Useful Tool for the Transnational Litigator
David Stewart
Readership
Attorneys and government officials will find a vital new contribution to the field in Foreign Affairs Litigation in United States Courts.
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