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.
DATE Thursday, October 21, 2021
TIME 12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m. EDT
LOCATION Webinar Information on how to access the webinar will be provided via email closer to webinar date.