This Comment argues that prevailing principles of statutory construction compel the application of Title VII to the employment of U.S. citizens abroad by U.S. employers. Part I summarizes the factual background and legal analysis of the Boureslan [v. Aramco] decision. Part II examines the legal principles that govern the extraterritorial application of U.S. statutes. Part III argues that Congress intended Title VII to apply abroad and that international law permits such application. The Comment concludes that extraterritorial application of Title VII is necessary to secure all U.S. citizens the freedoms that Congress intended.
Lucien A. Moolenaar III,
Boureslan v. Aramco: Equal Employment Opportunity for U.S. Citizens Abroad,
12 Fordham Int'l L.J. 564
Available at: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol12/iss3/8