ABSTRACT

Justice for United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act: Eligibility and Funding [Updated December 19, 2019]   [open pdf - 413KB]

From the Document: "Since 1996, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) has authorized U.S. courts to order state sponsors of terrorism--namely, Iran, Sudan, North Korea, and Syria, and previously Libya, Iraq, and Cuba--to pay monetary damages to terrorism victims. Courts have since awarded an estimated $90 billion against these states. Although these states have largely not participated in this litigation at the merits phase, some of these states have appeared in court to attempt to prevent plaintiffs from collecting their assets."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10341
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2019-12-19
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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