Reuters Quotes Prof. Green in Article on Indonesia Torture Case vs ExxonMobil

Professor Jennie Green was quoted in a Reuters article about a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that revived a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp for human rights violations. The case involves 15 Indonesian villagers who accused Exxon Mobil Corp of retaining soliders from Indonesia's Aceh territory military forces as guards despite knowing of past and ongoing human rights violations by the Aceh forces. "The ruling basically says that corporations are not above the law," Green said. "When corporations have knowledge that they are aiding and abetting human rights abuses, they can be held liable in a U.S. court."

The D.C. Circuit's opinion also quoted extensively from an Amicus Curiae brief of Nuremberg Scholars for which Professor Green was counsel, Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin was an amicus curiae, and which the Human Rights Litigation Clinic assisted in drafting during the fall 2010.