ABSTRACT

Suits Against Terrorist States [Updated May 14, 2002]   [open pdf - 128KB]

"In the 'Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000,' Congress directed the Secretary of the Treasury to pay portions of eleven judgments that have been (or will be) handed down in suits against terrorist states since 1996. [...] This report provides background on the FSIA [Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act]; details the evolution of the terrorist state exception and subsequent amendments regarding payment of the judgments; sets forth the policy and legal arguments that have been adduced; and lists the cases covered by § 2002, the payments that have been made, and the amount of terrorist state assets frozen by the U.S. The report will be updated as events warrant."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, RL31258
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2002-05-14
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