Great analysis from Intl Law Grrls of the asymmetry in the US between the non-justiciability of claims against the Israeli state versus the permissibility of claims against Palestine, based on its non-State status and terrorist designation. The article concerns the US's vast terrorism legislation and the available options for victims of terrorist acts, particularly in Israel and Palestine. The case in question concerns a US District Court's ruling that the Arab Bank is guilty of financing terrorism - observers hope that it will serve as a precedent for suing US or Israeli banks for allowing the expansion of the settlements in the West Bank, though this seems unlikely.
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Author: Chris Gant, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review
In Ogoniland, Nigeria, environmentally concerned protestors were beaten, raped, and killed for demonstrations opposing aggressive oil development in the Ogoni Niger River Delta. 2,000 more words