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John Doe I and ors v Unocal Corporation and ors, District Court judgment, 963 F Supp 880 (CD Cal 1997), ILDC 1678 (US 1997), 25th March 1997, United States; California; District Court for the Central District of California [CD Cal]

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 April 2020

Whether US courts had jurisdiction to adjudicate claims under the Alien Tort Statute alleging that Unocal had violated human rights in Burma.

Whether the act of state doctrine applied and barred the court from considering the human rights claims.

Whether the Burmese government and Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise were entitled to foreign sovereign immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (‘FSIA’) because their actions were sovereign in nature and no FSIA exceptions applied.

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