Ellen Nohle

Yale Law School


Ellen Nohle, LL.M. Class of 2021, is a J.S.D. student at Yale Law School and Hansell Fellow at the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges. Her focus is on international dispute settlement and the law of armed conflicts. Ellen has a BCL from the University of Oxford and a BA in Law from the University of Cambridge with honors. Ellen obtained an MA in International Law and Settlement of Dispute from the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She has worked as legal advisor for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva and Kabul and subsequently for the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm.

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Has the Alien Tort Statute Made a Difference?

In a globalized and interconnected world, human rights litigation has, by necessity, become transnational. For decades, the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) was viewed as a beacon of American justice for foreign victims of human rights violations. However, a series of Supreme Court decisions—most recently the paired cases of Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Doe and Cargill,…

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