US: Congress overrides Obama’s veto on JASTA

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama blocked the bill (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)) allowing victims of 9/11 and their relatives to sue the Government of Saudi Arabia over its alleged involvement in the terrorist attack.

See our previous post on the issue : US: President Obama to veto proposed FSIA amendment preventing foreign regime sponsors of terrorism to invoke sovereign immunity

However on 28 September 2016, the US Congress voted overwhelmingly to override the veto by President Obama for the first time, passing into law the controversial bill.

See more reports via the following link : NYT: Congress Votes to Override Obama Veto on 9/11 Victims Bil  Le Monde: Les familles des victimes du 11-Septembre peuvent désormais poursuivre l’Arabie saoudite