Tag Archive: Bush Administration

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) Colloquium on Michael Ratner and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – Challenging the Powerful with Legal Means: Filing 100% on Principle – Post 9/11 Legal Sagas (5/6) – Baher Azmy, Manfred Nowak, with Moderator: Florian Jessberger

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the passing away of its President Emeritus Michael Ratner (1943-2016), who had made CCR his political home for 40 years. In 2007,…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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Friedman & Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum, Cleveland Marshall College of Law: “Running Scared: Eviscerating Rights in the Post-9/11 World” Speech Notes – PDF

  2011 Running Scared: Eviscerating Rights in a Post-9/11 World Speech Notes  

Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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What Impact Did 9/11 Have on America? – The Guardian – Michael Ratner: ‘The loss of liberty in the wake of 9/11 will remain the legacy we have left our children’

Our panel examines the cultural and political legacy of the al-Qaida attacks and the US response in the decade since Martin Kettle, Andrea LeBlanc, Hadley Freeman, Wajahat Ali, Michael Ratner, Peter Preston, Carie Lemack and Paul Pillar Michael Ratner: ‘The…
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Civil Liberties

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Law and Disorder Radio – Russ Baker on the Bush Dynasty – Philip Weiss on J Street and Israel/Palestine – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Updates: Veronica Jones – Mumia Witness Passes Cuban Five Resentencing Update Heidi Boghosian’s Father – Varujan Boghosian Gallery Opening CCR Torture Team Trading Cards Sent To Library of Congress (NEW) Michael Ratner – Muting Our Criticism of Obama: If We Don’t Speak…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Palestine

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Obama and the Future of the Imperial Presidency: Abuses of Power and Redressing the Wrongs of the Bush Administration – New York Society for Ethical Culture Advocacy Forum – Speech Notes – PDF

2009 Obama and the Imperial Presidency Speech Notes Ethical March 25 2009 Changes—half way measures; half full or empty Crawling out of a dark pit— Rolling back the practices—where are we– Gitmo 2 baskets 3 baskets; ec definition; bagram habeas;…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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We Need a Special Counsel – Room for Debate: A Truth Commission for the Bush Era? – New York Times

A criminal investigation and prosecution of the torture conspirators is a necessity, not a choice. As Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, who investigated the Abu Ghraib scandal for the Pentagon, declared in June 2008: “There is no longer any doubt…
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International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – The First 100 Days: Dismantling the Police State in a New Presidency (Part 3) – Jonathan Hafetz on Enemy Combatants – Jules Lobel on the Misuse of War Powers – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

The First 100 Days – Part 3 Private Military Contractors – Susan Burke We go now to look at the abuse of force by Private Military Contractors and their role in illegal torture tactics and interrogation. In one case currently…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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