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1 Nelson v. Saudi Arabia, 923 F.2d 1528, 1534-35 (11th Cir. 1991), cert, pending. No. 91-522.

2 Vencedora Oceanica Navigacion v. Compagnie Nationale Algerienne de Navigation, 730 F.2d 195, 202-03 (5th Cir. 1984).

3 Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, Saudi Arabia v. Nelson, No. 91-522, at 10.

4 1 OP. Atty Gen. 337(1820).

5 40 INT’L L. REP. 73 (1970) (emphasis added).

6 See H.R. Rep. No. 94-1487, 94th Cong., 2d sess., at 6605 (1975); 923 F.2d at 1532.

7 H.R. Rep. No. 94-1487, supra note 6, at 6605.

8 See, e.g., Jordan Paust, Federal Jurisdiction Over Extraterritorial Acts of Terrorism and Nonimmunity for Foreign Violators of International Law Under the FSIA and the Act of State Doctrine, 23 VA. J. INT’L L. 191, 242-47 (1983), and references cited.

9 Draft Brief Concerning Claims to Foreign Sovereign Immunity and Human Rights: Nonimmunit for Violations of International Law Under the FSIA, 8 Hous. J. INT’L L. 49 (1985) [hereinafter Draft Brief].

10 28 U.S.C. §1605(a)(l)(1988).

11 Id. §1605(a)(3).

12 Id. §1607.

13 729 F.2d 641 (9th Cir. 1984), cert, denied, 105 S. Ct. 80 (1984).

14 Id. at 645.

15 Petition, supra note 3, at 10-11.

16 Statement of Interest of the United States in Support of Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing en Banc, No. 89-5981 (April 1, 1991).

17 Id. at 3.

18 Id. at 2.

19 Filartiga v. Pena-Irala, 630 F.2d 876 (2d Cir. 1980).

20 Forti v. Suarez-Mason, 672 F.Supp. 1531 (N.D. Cal. 1987), 694 F.Supp. 707 (N.D. Cal. 1988).

21 Memorandum for the United States as Amicus Curiae, at 23; reprinted in 19 ILM 585, 607 (1980).

22 On the express right to a remedy, see, e.g., Paust, On Human Rights: The Use of Human Right Precepts in U.S. History and the Right to an Effective Remedy in Domestic Courts, 10 MICH J. INT’L. L. 543, 611-28(1989).

23 Respondents’ Brief in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari, No. 91-522, at 3.

24 Id. at 18 n.15.

25 Supra note 9, at 59 passim.

26 See, e.g., UN Charter, arts. 1(3), 55(c), 56; 1970 Declaration on Principles of International Law, GA Res. 2625 (XXV) (Nov. 4, 1970).

27 Case Concerning the Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Co. (Belgium v. Spain), 1970 ICJ 4, ¶¶33-34.

28 See, e.g., Jordan Paust, Suing Saddam: Private Remedies for War Crimes and Hostage-Taking, 31 VA. J INT’L L. 351, 374-78 (1991); Draft Brief, supra note 9, at 61-65 passim.

29 See, e.g., Draft Brief, supra note 9, at 59-61 passim.

30 E. De Vattel, The Law of Nations, Book II, §213 (1758).

31 Id. Bk. I, ch. IV, §54 (emphasis added).

32 The Santissima Trinidad, 20 U.S. (7 Wheat.) 283, 353 (1822); see also Paust, supra note 8, at 239-41.

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