January 11: Taking Tyrants to Court – Human Rights Restitution in the Philippines and Korea: Robert Swift, Esq.
Bob Swift has devoted more than three decades as a lawyer to pursue compensation for victims of human rights abuses. He litigated the first class-action human rights case against Ferdinand Marcos, of the Philippines, which resulted in a $2 billion judgement. He was a principal litigator and negotiator in the Holocaust litigation against Switzerland, Germany and Austria which resulted in $7.5 billion distributed to 2 million victims. In his talk and Q&A session, he will address the prospect of future litigation over human rights abuses. Bob is a member of Haverford Meeting.