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Libya pact under fire

Illustrating one of the problems with opening the courts to tort litigation over offenses by foreign states, even the worst such states: by encouraging interests to crystallize around the litigation, they make it harder to achieve government-to-government diplomatic resolutions intended to restore peaceful relations (Crowell & Moring on plane-bombing victims, Motley Rice and IRA victims). More on terrorism suits against sovereign nations here and here.

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.