CLE: Recent Developments in Alien Tort Statute Litigation
Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:00 PM

Fredrikson & Byron
200 South Sixth Street
Suite 4000 
Minneapolis, MN

(Lunch available at 11:45 a.m.)

1 standard CLE credits will be applied for.

It will be possible to dial in and connect via web to listen to the presentation and view the PowerPoint slides.

Recent developments in Alien Tort Statute litigation in U.S. courts to hold perpetrators accountable for human rights abuses around the world will be the focus. Featured speaker will be Nushin Sarkarati, a U.S. lawyer who works on Center for Justice and Accountability's Alien Tort Statute/Torture Victim Protection Act litigation in federal court. She is the civil party lawyer on Center for Justice and Accountability's case before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, where she represents Cambodian survivors of Khmer Rouge atrocities in their claims for reparations against the senior leaders on trial in Phnom Penh.

The Alien Tort Statute is a U.S. federal law first adopted in 1789 that gives the federal courts jurisdiction to hear lawsuits filed by non-U.S. citizens for torts committed in violation of international law. Today, the Alien Tort Statute gives survivors of egregious human rights abuses, wherever committed, the right to sue the perpetrators in the United States.

This CLE is co-sponsored with the American Constitution Society’s Minnesota Chapter, MSBA Human Rights Committee, Minnesotan Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and International Law Section of the Federal Bar Association.

Register here.