(Lunch Lecture) Suing Abusers of International Human Rights

october 2021

thu21oct12:45 pm1:45 pm(Lunch Lecture) Suing Abusers of International Human Rights Event Organized By: Center for International Law

Event Details

For decades, human rights victims (both U.S. citizens and non-citizens) have been using the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) to sue their abusers in U.S. federal court for injuries they committed, ordered, or helped to carry out in other nations. Who exactly can be sued under the ATS and the TVPA and which abuses do they cover? Have courts established any criteria for or set limits in these cases? What does the future hold for such litigation?

Nushin Sarkarati, a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Justice & Accountability – which has won many ATS and TVPA trials over the last 20 years while helping to develop key doctrines in the prosecution of human rights abuses – will discuss these and other questions.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m. EDT

Information on how to access the webinar will be provided via email closer to webinar date.