Paul Hoffman to argue in United States Supreme Court to Hold Corporations Accountable for Human Rights Abuses in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

Kiobel Press Release 10.24.11


  1. Brief for Petitioners 12.14.11
  2. Joint Appendix 12.14.11
  3. Respondents Brief 1.27.12
  4. Petitioners Reply Brief

Amicus Briefs in Support of Petitioners

  1. Brief for the United States
  2. Brief of Civil Procedure Professors
  3. Brief of the AFL and CIO
  4. Brief of Former U.S. Gov. Counter Terrorism and Human Rights Officials
  5. Brief of Law Professors of Civil Liberties and 42 USC Section 1983
  6. Brief of Intl Human Rights Org and Intl Law Experts
  7. Brief of Ambassador David J. Scheffer 12.20.11
  8. Brief of Nuremberg Scholars
  9. Brief of the Rutherford Institute
  10. Brief of Dr. Juan Romagoza Arce Cecilia Santos Moran and Ken Wiwa
  11. Brief of EarthRights International
  12. Brief of Thomas J. Shoenbaum
  13. Brief of Former U.S. Sen Specter Human Rights First and the Anti Defam League
  14. Brief of Juan Mendez U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture
  15. Brief of Navi Pillay The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
  16. Brief of Professors of Legal History
  17. Brief for the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU SOL
  18. Brief of Joseph E. Stiglitz
  19. Brief of Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges
  20. Brief of International Law scholars

Respondents' Amicus Briefs

  1. Brief of Chevron Corporation
  2. Brief of BP America
  3. Brief of Professors of International Law
  4. Brief of Chamber of Commerce of US
  5. Brief of International Law Professors
  6. Brief of KBR Inc.
  7. Brief of Law Professionals of Constitutional & Federal Civil Procedure Law
  8. Brief of National Foreign Trade Council, et al
  9. Brief of Product Liability Advisory Counsel
  10. Brief of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, et al
  11. Brief of the Cato Institute
  12. Brief of The Clearing House Association
  13. Brief of the Federal Republic of Germany
  14. Brief of the Governments
  15. Brief of Rio Tinto Group and Occidental Petro Corp

Amicus Briefs in Support of Neither Party

  1. Brief of American Petroleum Institute
  2. Brief of Nuremberg Historians and Intl Lawyers


  1. Amended Class Action Complaint 5.14.04

Cert Documents

  1. Petition for Writ 6.6.11
  2. Brief In Opposition 8.12.11
  3. Reply Brief in Opposition 9.1.11

Amicus Briefs filed in support of Plaintiff's Cert Petition

  1. Center for Constitutional Rights
  2. David Scheffer of Northwestern Univ. SOL
  3. International Law Scholars
  4. Professors of Legal History

En Banc Documents

  1. Petition for Rehearing En Banc 10.14.10
  2. Order 2.4.11
  3. Order and Opinion 2.4.11