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This appendix presents a Alien Tort Statute (ATS), 28 U.S.C. Section 1350, Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), 28 U.S.C. Section 1350, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), 28 U.S.C. Sections 1330, 1602-1605, Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 18 U.S.C. Sections 2333-2338, TVPA Legislative History. The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States. The purpose of House Report (H.R.) 2092 is to provide a Federal cause of action against any individual who, under actual or apparent authority, or color of law, of any foreign nation, subjects any individual to torture or extrajudicial killing. The TVPA incorporates into U.S. law the definition of extrajudicial killing found in customary international law.

Keywords: Alien Tort Statute (ATS); Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA); customary international law; Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA); Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA)



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