To provide for the settlement of certain claims against Iraq by victims of torture and terrorism.


Equitable Compensation for American Victims of Torture Act of 2009 - Terminates the authority of the President to grant the government of Iraq immunity from actions by victims of terrorism seeking compensation for injuries caused by officials, employees, or agents of the government of Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War when such government was classified as a state sponsor of terrorism, unless the claims in specified cases of U.S. soldiers and civilians held in Iraq as POWs and hostages and subject to state-sponsored torture and terrorism have been adequately settled.

Defines various adequate settlement amounts, depending on the victim, length of torture or detainment, etc.

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