Sanctions and Terrorism

We have launched a new topic page on sanctions and terrorism. Sanctions are a critically important and highly controversial tool of foreign policy for many countries, especially the United States. Many sanctions do not result in litigation. Some do, however, and sanctions cases can produce very large judgments, especially in terrorism-related cases.  Sanctions litigation also generates important issues relating to foreign sovereign immunity (including in criminal cases), due process, separation of powers, the Communications Decency Act, punitive damages, sovereign debt, and personal jurisdiction (including consent-based personal jurisdiction pursuant to the Helms-Burton Act and under the Promoting Security and Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act).  We hope that readers find the page helpful.