July 31, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Pacific Time

ACS Bay Area: Justice for International Torture & Extrajudicial Killings in U.S. Federal Court: The Tukeh Trial

Keker, Van Nest & Peters, LLP, San Francisco, CA

Join the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) and the ACS Bay Area Lawyer Chapter for a panel discussion on bringing perpetrators of international torture and extrajudicial killings to justice in U.S. federal courts.

The panel will focus on the recent high-profile trial of Col. Yusuf Abdi Ali (aka “Tukeh”), who was found liable for atrocities committed in the early 1990’s, during the Siad Barre dictatorship in Somali.

CJA attorneys—who have brought dozens of similar cases over the organization's 20-year history—will discuss the Tukeh trial, its impact on the Torture Victims Protection Act, and the use of U.S. federal courts to vindicate the human rights of survivors around the globe.


Carmen Cheung, Legal Director, Center for Justice & Accountability

Nushin Sarkarati, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Justice & Accountability

Moderated by:

Maya Karwande, Associate, Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP; Member, Professional Network for Human Rights

Thank you to Keker, Van Nest & Peters for hosting and providing lunch.

1.0 hour of California CLE credit has been approved for this program.

For CLE documentation, click here.