The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) has raised a lot of interest in the Western and Arab media, which is of great concern to the countries that may be accused under the law. This is because the law violates the most important, established, and stable principles of public international law, especially those relating to the sovereignty and immunity of states. Under the law, states can be prosecuted in the courts of the United States of America for alleged deliberate or negligent support of persons or organizations that commit terrorist acts that threaten the safety and national security of the citizens of the United States of America. JASTA was approved by both houses of the U.S. Congress, but the President of the United States of America vetoed the law. The U.S. Congress overrode the objection of the President, allowing the Act to become law. This paper deals with the stages of the preparation of this law and the most important reasons that made the President of the United States use the right of veto against it, the reasons the U.S. Congress overrode the President’s objection, and the most important concerns and questions about this law.
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