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Cross-Border Accountability for Atrocity Crimes

April 01, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037
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Daniel McLaughlin, Senior Staff Attorney, The Center for Justice & Accountability, will discuss his work litigating civil human rights cases in U.S. federal courts, primarily under the Torture Victim Protection Act, against U.S.-based perpetrators for atrocity crimes performed abroad. Using the example of litigation on behalf of Chilean, Colombian and Haitian clients, this talk will discuss the opportunities and shortcomings of using U.S. courts to advance accountability efforts for grave human rights violations committed abroad. The program will be moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising Attorney of the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). Sponsored by the IHRC and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society. The event is free and open to all; lunch provided. For information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.