Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk

Vanderbilt Law School

Ingrid Wuerth

Ingrid Brunk Wuerth (@WuerthIngrid) is the Helen Strong Curry Chair of International Law at Vanderbilt Law School where she is also serves as the Associate Dean for Research and the Director of the Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program. She was a Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law and she has served as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law. In April, 2022 she will become co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law. Professor Wuerth has written extensively on foreign relations law, transnational litigation, and public international law, including for the Harvard Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, and the American Journal of International Law. She is the co-author of U.S. Foreign Relations Law: Cases, Materials and Practice Exercises (5th ed. 2017).

Posts by Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk

Execution of Judgments Against the Assets of Foreign Sovereigns Located Abroad

The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) provides immunity from execution for the “property in the United States of a foreign state.” It does not confer immunity on a foreign state’s property located abroad. The limitation makes sense: to the extent that a foreign sovereign’s property located outside the United States is not subject to the…

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D.C. Circuit Addresses FSIA in German Art Case

In the years before World War II, the Nazi government in Germany allegedly stole an art collection belonging to a Jewish industrialist. His descendants who live in the United States sued Germany in Toren v. Federal Republic of Germany.  They argue that Germany is not immune from suit under an exception to the Foreign Sovereign…

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Case Brought by Jamal Khashoggi’s Widow Dismissed

Hanan Elatr Khashoggi sued Israeli spyware companies in connection with the death of her husband, journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  A critic of the Saudi government, Khashoggi was killed in Istanbul, Turkey at the Saudi Arabian consulate.  Last year, Judge John Bates (D.D.C.) dismissed a civil suit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on grounds of…

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