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Stutts and ors v De Dietrich Group and ors, Stutts and ors v Deutsche Bank AG and ors, District court decision, No 03-CV-4058 (EDNY 2006), ILDC 874 (US 2006), 30th June 2006, United States; New York; District Court for the Eastern District of New York [EDNY]

Whether the Geneva Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare (‘Geneva Protocol’), UN Security Council Resolutions, and/or customary international law provided a private right of action for plaintiffs who were seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

Whether the prohibition against the development, manufacture, and stockpiling of chemical weapons was a rule of customary international law and rose to the level of a jus cogens norm.

Whether there was a cause of action for aiding and abetting violations of international law as well as negligence per se based on the Geneva Protocol and UN Security Council Resolutions.

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