Dear CCR Supporter,
Please join the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in Washington D.C. either in person or via live webstream this Thursday, September 27th at 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Next Monday, October 1, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument, in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, regarding the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). The ATS is a vital tool for holding corporations, governments, and individuals accountable for international human rights violations. The Supreme Court’s decision in this case could have a profound impact on CCR’s human rights work. Read an op-ed on the upcoming Kiobel argument published in the National Law Journal today by CCR Vice President Peter Weiss.
To learn about what is at stake in this important case, please tune in to a live webstream of CCR’s panel discussion: Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum -- Human Rights Law at the Crossroads, this Thursday, September 27th. The panel will feature CCR Vice President Peter Weiss, CCR Legal Director Baher Azmy, plaintiffs in key ATS cases and human rights attorneys who have used the statute to seek justice in U.S. courts on behalf of foreign victims of human rights abuses.
What: Panel Discussion on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Human Rights Law at the Crossroads
Where: Hart Auditorium, Georgetown University Law Center; 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW: Washington, D.C. 20001 or via live webstream
When: Thursday, September 27th at 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EDT