Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018

May 24, 2018
July 23, 2018
Passed in House

This bill would amend the language in the Antiterrorism Act of 1992 to make it easier for U.S. citizens who are victims of terrorism abroad to obtain compensation or punitive damages from perpetrators in U.S. courts. It does so, in part, by requiring recipients of most types of U.S. aid, such as the Palestinians, to accept a new legal standard called “personal jurisdiction,” eliminating exemptions for “acts of war,” and by permitting the payment of damages or compensation from funds otherwise frozen under U.S. sanctions law.

See identical measure *S. 2946 of 5/24/18, which passed into law on 10/3/18, for further context.

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