Tag Archive: Alien Tort Claims Act

Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero & Linder v. National Security Agency – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1996

Efforts continue in the 1988 case to obtain documents from recalcitrant U.S. agencies that might shed light on the murder of Benjamin Linder, a U.S. engineer who was murdered in 1987 by U.S.-supported  contras in Nicaragua. In the latest skirmish…
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Tyrants, Terrorists and Torturers Brought to Justice: U.S. Courts Provide Compensation for Victims – New York Law Journal – with Beth Stephens – PDF

Joelito Filártiga 1995 Tyrants, Terrorists and Torturers Brought to Justice: U.S. Courts Provide Compensation for Victims Michael Ratner, former legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), is currently a member of its board of directors. Beth Stephens is a…
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Haitian Woman Sues Attackers – The Progressive – by Eric Williams – PDF

1994 Haitian Woman Sues Attackers A machete attack on a Haitian woman in October 1993 disfigured her face, removed a piece of her neck, and caused her to lose her right forearm, but it did nothing to diminish her defiance….
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Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

Although the Eleventh Circuil Court of Appeals on June 18, 1992 reversed a dis­trict court decision dismissing a suit by the family of Benjamin Linder against four contras allegedly responsible for his murder, a trial date has not yet been set….
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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

The three year legal battle to bring a former Haitian military dictator to jus­tice may be nearing an end with a possi­ble default judgment against him. Months before the September 1991 coup which overthrew Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. CCR sued…
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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

Several months before the September 1991 coup which overthrew Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, CCR sued the former military dictator, Prosper Avril, in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of six prominent Haitian political…
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Trajano v. Marcos ( amicus) – International human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

Archimedes Trajano, a 21-year-old engineering student, attended a 1977 public meeting at the Mapua Institute of Technology in the Philippines . When he stood and asked critical questions of the speaker, Imee Marcos-Manotoc, the daughter of  then-President Ferdinand Marcos, she…
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Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

Five years after Benjamin Linder’s torture and death at the hands of the contras, his alleged murderer s may finally stand trial. On June 18, 1992, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court decision which had dismissed…
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Guatemalan at Harvard is Accused of Human-Rights Abuses – Washington Post – by Christopher B. Daly

CAMBRIDGE, MASS., JUNE 6 — Hector Alejandro Gramajo, former defense minister of Guatemala, was confronted today outside the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and served with U.S. court papers charging him with flagrant human-rights abuses in his country….
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