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South African Apartheid Litigation, Re, Ntzebesa and ors v Daimler Chrysler Corporation and ors, District Court judgment denying reconsideration, 617 FSupp 2d 228 (SDNY 2009), ILDC 1472 (US 2009), 8th April 2009, United States; New York; District Court for the Southern District of New York [SDNY]

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Cynthia Jill Parmley

South African Apartheid Litigation, Re, Ntzebesa and ors v Daimler Chrysler Corporation and ors, District Court judgment denying reconsideration, 617 FSupp 2d 228 (SDNY 2009), ILDC 1472 (US 2009), 8th April 2009, United States; New York; District Court for the Southern District of New York [SDNY]

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 June 2019

Whether non-state actors could be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute for torts committed outside the United States in violation of customary international law and whether non-state actors could be held liable for apartheid under customary international law.

Whether arbitrary denationalization by a state actor was a tort in violation of customary international law.

Whether corporations could be held liable for aiding and abetting violations of customary international law, for violations committed by alter-egos or agencies, or under the theory of conspiratorial liability.

Whether the question of liability in United States courts for United States and foreign corporations operating in apartheid-era South Africa would be a non-justiciable political question.

Whether the litigation conflicted with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission process in violation of the doctrine of international comity.

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