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Passed House amended (11/25/1991)

Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 - Imposes civil liability on anyone who, under actual or apparent authority or under color of law of any foreign nation, subjects any individual to torture or extrajudicial killing. Directs a court to decline to hear a claim under this Act if the claimant has not exhausted adequate and available remedies in the place where the conduct giving rise to the claim occurred.

Specifies that no action shall be maintained under this Act unless it is commenced within ten years after the cause of action arose.