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Statutory Canon Aimed at International Organization Immunity [October 5, 2018]   [open pdf - 379KB]

"In the October 2018 term, the Supreme Court is slated to hear oral argument in Jam v. International Finance Corp., a case involving an international development project gone awry in India. The petitioners--a group of Indian nationals from Gujarat--seek to hold International Finance Corp. (IFC) liable for extensive environmental damage throughout their community caused by the construction of a power plant financed and overseen by IFC. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (D.C. Circuit) dismissed their lawsuit, holding, in accordance with the circuit's precedent,that the International Organizations Immunities Act (IOIA) grants absolute immunity to IFC in this case."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10200
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2018-10-05
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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