In a May 26, 2020 filing, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hold that domestic corporations cannot be sued in U.S. courts for alleged human rights violations under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). The request was made in the case Cargill Inc. v. Doe (No. 19-453), part of a long-running litigation involving allegations that the U.S-based food companies Cargill, Nestlé, and ADM aided and abetted child slavery on cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast by purchasing cocoa and providing technical assistance to the farms.