The Alien Tort Statute and Transnational Accountability in the Age of "Kiobel"

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This program will focus on the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) as a tool for seeking accountability for serious human rights violations, particularly in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. Participants will receive a grounding in the ATS, domestic accountability mechanisms, and the interplay between the ATS and foreign courts.

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  • CLE Credit Comments: Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live transitional and non-transitional CLE program will provide in aggregate a maximum of four (4.0) credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. CLE credit is awarded only for full attendance of the Morning Program and/or the Afternoon Program in their entirety; both the Morning Program and the Afternoon Program consist of two sessions each. Attorneys attending only part of a Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Symposium registers. Please note that there will be separate registers for the Morning Program and for the Afternoon Program, with sign-out and sign-in required for the Lunch Break. On sign-out, both in the morning
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