The Resource Suits against terrorist states by victims of terrorism, Jennifer K. Elsea

Suits against terrorist states by victims of terrorism, Jennifer K. Elsea

Label
Suits against terrorist states by victims of terrorism
Title
Suits against terrorist states by victims of terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer K. Elsea
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1996 Congress amended the Foreign Service Immunities Act (FSIA) to allow U.S. victims of terrorism to sue certain States responsible for terrorist acts. The terrorist State defendants have refused to appear in court, the courts have handed down large default judgments, the Clinton and Bush Administrations have intervened to block collection on those judgments and Congress has repeatedly enacted measures to facilitate payment. Further complexity has been added by attempts in one suit to abrogate an international agreement, the enactment of retaliatory legislation in some of the terrorist States, the war in Iraq, the suspension of Iraq's and Libya's status as terrorist States, and a proposal to compensate victims through an administrative process. A court ruled that congress has never created a federal cause of action against terrorist States themselves, but only against their officials, employees and agents, and only for their private conduct, not for their official acts. Consequently, plaintiffs have asserted causes of action based on state law
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Cataloging source
SNM
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HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Library
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Elsea, Jennifer
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RL31258
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  • United States.
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
Label
Suits against terrorist states by victims of terrorism, Jennifer K. Elsea
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Updated December 17, 2007."
  • Title from title screen (viewed January 15, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and appendices
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
190832413
Extent
1 online resource (62 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
System control number
(OCoLC)190832413
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Suits against terrorist states by victims of terrorism, Jennifer K. Elsea
Publication
Note
  • "Updated December 17, 2007."
  • Title from title screen (viewed January 15, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and appendices
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
190832413
Extent
1 online resource (62 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
System control number
(OCoLC)190832413
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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