Georgetown Law Symposium: Anti-terrorism and human rights lawyer to speak on Alien Tort Statute

Motley Rice member and human rights lawyer Jodi Westbrook Flowers has been invited to speak at Georgetown University Law Center's upcoming Corporate Responsibility and the Alien Tort Statute Symposium being held Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

The symposium will focus on corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute and its potential effect on such issues as human rights, foreign investment and business practices by addressing the Alien Tort Statute case that will soon be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.

Flowers will join a panel discussion at 10:45 a.m. entitled, Can Corporations Be Held Liable Under the Alien Tort Statute? Moderated by Georgetown University Law Center Professor Jane Stromseth, Flowers will be joined by John B. Bellinger III of Arnold & Porter LLP; Vivian Curran of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; and Jonathan Hacker of O'Melveny & Meyers LLP and Harvard Law School.

In addition to a keynote address by Donald Francis Donovan, President-elect of the American Society of International Law, the event will also feature discussions on topics that include:

  • Background and Purpose of the Alien Tort Statute
  • Investment, Trade, and Other Implications of Alien Tort Statute Litigation
  • Perspectives and Alternatives