The Right Thing To Do

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New York Times, February 29, 2012

February, 2012
Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses how the Alien Tort Statute often provides the only way for a victim of human rights abuses committed abroad to see justice. In upholding the use of this tool for the last three decades, the U.S. court system has sent one resounding message: if you come here, operate here, work here and you have committed horrific acts, like torture, genocide and other crimes against humanity elsewhere, you can be held liable for those crimes here.