The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: Selected Analyses and the Samantar v. Yousuf Case


Nigel Lathrop (Editor)

Series: Government Procedures and Operations
BISAC: POL028000

Practical and legal hurdles, including the difficulty of locating hidden Al Qaeda members and the infeasibility of enforcing judgments in terrorism cases, hinder victims’ attempts to establish liability in U.S. courts against, and recover financially from, those they argue are directly responsible for the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Instead, victims have sued numerous individuals and entities with only indirect ties to the attacks, including defendants who allegedly provided monetary support to Al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001. This book summarizes the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) and jurisdiction in cases against foreign defendants and analyzes the recent court of appeals decision. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. In Re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001: Dismissals of Claims Against Saudi Defendants Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA)
Jennifer K. Elsea

Chapter 2. Samantar v. Yousef: The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) and Foreign Officials
Jennifer K. Elsea

Chapter 3. Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Samantar v. Yousuf et al.


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