Faculty Notes

Prof. Julian Ku Quoted in Bloomberg Story on Child Slavery Lawsuit Against Nestle and Cargill

Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty Director of International Programs

Child Slavery Claims Against Nestle, Cargill Get One More Chance
By Edvard Pettersson
Jan. 10, 2017


The Supreme Court’s requirement that the underlying wrongdoing must “touch and concern” the U.S. creates a new obstacle for cases under the Alien Tort Statute, a law that wasn’t designed for such lawsuits, said Julian Ku, a constitutional law professor at Hofstra University. The Nestle case may determine how hard it will be for foreign plaintiffs to meet that requirement, Ku said.

Read the full article at bloomberg.com.