Foreign Sovereign Immunity – Fourth Circuit Disregards Congressional Intent by Holding That the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Does Not Apply to Individuals Acting within the Scope of Their Official Duties

By Elizabeth Mills Viney Abstract In Yousuf v. Samantar, the Fourth Circuit concluded that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), which protects foreign states and their agencies or instrumentalities from suits in U.S. courts, does not extend immunity to...