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house Bill H.R. 3143

Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    IntroducedSeptember 19th, 2013

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Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

Official Title

To deter terrorism, provide justice for victims, and for other purposes.


Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act - Amends the federal judicial code to include among the exceptions to U.S. jurisdictional immunity of foreign states any statutory or common law tort claim arising out of an act of extrajudicial killing, aircraft sabotage, hostage taking, terrorism, or the provision of material support or resources for such an act, or any claim for contribution or indemnity relating to a claim arising out of such an act. Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) impose liability on, and grant U.S. district courts personal jurisdiction over, any person who commits, or aids, abets, or conspires with a person who commits, an act of international terrorism that injures a U.S. national; and (2) repeal provisions prohibiting civil actions against foreign states or foreign officials for damages related to acts of terrorism.

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