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International Law Keyed to Damrosche
Saudi Arabia v. Nelson
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Nelson (P), a monitoring system engineer at a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was recruited in the United States for employment. Upon discovery of safety defects in the hospital’s oxygen and nitrous oxide lines, Nelson (P) disclosed this to the hospital officials as well as the Saudi government (D) commission. Several months after Nelson (P) was told by the hospital officers to ignore the problems, he was called into the hospital’s security office and arrested.He was summarily transported to a jail cell where he was chained, beaten, tortured and kept without food for four days. Nelson (P) was released after he had spent thirty-nine days in prison and was allowed to leave the country. Upon his arrival in the United States, the Nelson’s (P) filed suit against Saudi Arabia (D) seeking damages for personal injury. The Nelsons’ (P) also claimed a basis of recovery in Saudi Arabia (D) for its failure to inform him about the hidden dangers associated with his employment. This judgment was however appealed by Saudi Arabia (D).
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