International War Crimes

United Presbyterian Church v. Reagan – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1982-1983

On December 4, 1981, President Reagan signed Executive Order 12333 on United States Intelligence Activities. By­passing Congress.and severely limiting public debate, the President unilaterally enacted sweeping change in the guide­ lines governing intelligence activities with in the United States and as…
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In the Matter of Williams – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In October 1984 Dessima Williams, former Ambassador from Grenada to the Organi­zation of American States, and a leading critic of United States Caribbean policy, was forcibly seized in Washington, D.C., by immigration officials. The arrest took place on the anniversary…
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Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason & Forti v. Suarez-Mason – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

As Commander of the First Army Corps in Argentina during the height of repression under the military dictatorship, General Guillermo Suarez-Mason was responsible for the abduction, torture, and “disappearance” of thousands of Argentine citizens. When Raul Alfonsin came to power…
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Republic of the Philippines v. Marcos – Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/republic-philippines-v-marcos On February 25, 1986, Ferdinand Marcos and his party fled the Philippines, thereby ending his twenty-year dictatorship. Seventy-two hours later, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) was retained by the new government to recover any of the Marcos regime’s…
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Sanchez v. Reagan – International – CCR Docket 1984-1985

While the International Court of Justice (the World Court) was issuing a preliminary restraining order against the United States for its illegal actions against the government and people of Nicaragua in May 1984, CCR attorneys were arguing in the U.S….
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International War Crimes

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Michael Ratner: One Year Later, Still a Hero – Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director – Baher Azmy

https://ccrjustice.org/home/blog/2017/05/11/michael-ratner-one-year-later-still-hero The day I learned of Michael Ratner’s passing, one year ago today, I had to travel to Richmond, Virginia to argue an appeal related to one of the Abu Ghraib torture suits CCR brought against an odious private military…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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Is the Era of U.S.-Backed Anti-Castro Terrorism Over? Reflections on Restored Ties Between Nations – Democracy Now Transcript

Hundreds of dignitaries from Cuba and the United States gathered in Washington on Monday to mark the reopening of the Cuban Embassy after being closed for more than five decades. We speak to Congressmembers Raúl Grijalva and Barbara Lee; actor…
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If Obama won’t prosecute, Spain will – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: Obama has a duty to prosecute while a Spanish judge moves ahead on his own.   MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: It’s good to be with you, Paul. JAY: So bring us up to date. Where…
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International War Crimes

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