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Recent Developments in Alien Tort Statute Litigation
Thu, November 12, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fredrikson & Byron 200 South Sixth Street Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402
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from the Center for Justice and Accountability will talk about recent developments in Alien Tort Statute litigation in U.S. courts to hold perpetrators accountable for human rights abuses around the world.
Nushin Sarkarati, Staff Attorney, is a U.S. lawyer who works on CJA's ATS/TVPA litigation in federal court, and is the civil party lawyer on CJA'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.
Lunch will be provided.
1.0 hours CLE credit pending.
MNAPABA c/o Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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