Facts. A suit claiming that Pena-Irala (D) had tortured Filartiga’s (P) decedent to death while he was a police Inspector General, was brought by Filartiga (P). Filartiga v. Pena-irala · F.2d (2d Cir. ). RULE: The Alien Tort Statute does not grant new rights to aliens, but is simply an opening to the federal. Dolly M.E. Filartiga and Joel Filartiga v. Americo Norberto Peña- Dolly M.E. Filartiga; Joel Filartiga; Americo Norberto Peña-Irala. Categories.

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Here’s whylaw students have relied on our case briefs: Start your FREE trial. If you logged out from your Quimbee account, please login and try again. The operation could not be completed. Did the district court have jurisdiction over the subject matter? Neither the plaintiffs nor the defendant were nationals of the US. Pena-Irala after Ten Years: They claim penx Joelito was maltreated because his father was a longstanding opponent of the government of Paraguayan President Alfredo Stroessner who ruled over the country since Unlock this case filartuga with a free no-commitment trial membership of Quimbee.

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Ability to tag case briefs in an outlining tool. Whenever an alleged torturer was found and served with process by an alien within the borders of the United States, federal jurisdiction was appropriate.


Written in plain English, not in legalese. The Court of Appeal further ruled that freedom from torture is guaranteed under customary international law.

Sign in with Google. The district court felt constrained to iralw construe the “law of nations” as employed in the Alien Tort Statute. Alien Tort Statute28 U. Click here to view the full text case and earn your Daily Research Points.

Does an act of torture violate the law of nations?

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You vilartiga try any plan risk-free for 30 ppena. Massive library of related video lessons – and practice questions. The issue section includes the dispositive legal issue in the case phrased as a question. The rule of law is the black letter law upon which the court rested its decision.

Uniform format for every case brief. The crimes were committed outside the US, namely in Paraguay. D eliberate torture perpetrated under color of official authority violates universally accepted norms of the international law of human rights, regardless of the nationality of the parties. Appellants challenged the district court’s decision. Filartiga’s seventeen-year old son, Joelito.


To access this section, please start your free trial or log in. Also compensatory and punitive damages of 10 million dollar were sought. Official torture had been prohibited by the law of nations. The court determined that deliberate torture perpetuated under color of official authority violated universally accepted norms of the international law of human rights, regardless of the nationality of the parties.

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Filartiga v. Peña-Irala

Written by law professors and practitionersnot other law students. Martinus Nijhof Publishers Failartiga alleged the torturous conduct resulting in the wrongful death violated international customary law. Written in plain English – not in legalese and not just repeating the court’s language.

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