Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Navigating the PGA-LIV Golf Merger and the Concept of “Sportwashing”

By: Ammar Asad LIV Golf is financed by the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia. Critics and journalists believe that LIV Golf is being used in a prime example of “sportswashing.” This is when  governments use their involvement in sports and tournaments to burnish their national brands on the international stage. LIV Golf could simply be […]

Suing Saudi Arabia: Action Brought Under 9/11 Bill

ANDRES ESTRELLA – On Monday March 20, the first lawsuit brought under JASTA—the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act—was filed in a Manhattan court. [1] JASTA is the 9/11 bill allowing families of victims of terrorist attacks to sue state sponsors of terrorism in United States federal courts. Congress passed this bill just before the […]

What’s Wrong With the 9/11 Law?

ANDRES ESTRELLA – On September 9, 2016, just two days before the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the United States House of Representatives, with little debate, passed a bill that would allow victims of the attacks, and their families, to sue Saudi Arabia.[1] President Obama vetoed the bill, titled Justice Against Sponsors of […]