Torture Victim Protection Act Litigation

October 26, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Virtual
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Please join a panel discussion about litigation under the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA), a 1992 U.S. law allowing victims to sue in U.S. courts for civil damages against individuals acting in an official capacity for a foreign nation who committed torture or extrajudicial killings. The speakers are Claret Vargas, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Justice and Accountabiility (CJA), and Carolina Solano, Colombian Truth Commission; moderated by Aya Fujirmura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching), and Supervising Attorney of the Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic. This event is part of the Duke Law Human Rights in Practice series organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association; the Black Law Students Association; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; the Human Rights Law Society; the International Law Society; the Latin American Law Students Association; the Middle East North African Law Students Association; the South Asian Law Student Association; and the Womxn of Color Collective. The event is free and open to all. To join the virtual event go to; information on alternative ways to access the event will be made available closer to the date. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at bsmith