United States Objects To Ex Parte Proceedings For Arbitral Award
(April 1, 2016, 12:31 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — In an amicus curiae brief filed with the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Department of Justice on March 30 argues that ex parte proceedings to recognize an arbitral award against a foreign state in the United States are not permitted under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) (Mobil Cerro Negro Ltd., et al. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, No. 15-707, 2nd Cir.).