Tag Archive: Cases

German War Crimes Complaint Against Donald Rumsfeld et al – Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/accountability-us-torture-Germany One hundred and fifty-five countries, including Germany and the United States, are party to the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT). Those countries have committed to investigating, prosecuting and punishing torturers. To this end, the Center for Constitutional Rights…
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International War Crimes

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Khan v. Obama/Khan v. Gates/United States v. Khan

http://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/khan-v-obama-khan-v-gates-united-states-v-khan CCR has represented Majid Khan in three cases: Khan v. Obama, a habeas corpus petition filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; Khan v. Gates, a petition for review under the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005,…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) v. Obama (formerly Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) v. Bush)

http://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/ccr-v-obama-formerly-ccr-v-bush In December 2005, the New York Times broke the story that, for more than four years, the NSA had engaged in a widespread program of warrantless electronic surveillance of telephone calls and emails, with the approval of President Bush…
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Civil Liberties

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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Annual Report – 2006 – PDF

https://ccrjustice.org/sites/default/files/attach/2017/04/AnnualReport_2006.pdf CCR Annual Report 2006 Letter from the President Michael Ratner – Pages 2-3 Case Index – Pages 28-29

Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes, Palestine

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Matar et al v. Dichter

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/matar-et-al-v-dichter Matar et al v. Dichter is a class action lawsuit brought against the former Director of Israel’s GSS, Avi Dichter. It charges Dichter with war crimes, extra-judicial killing and other gross human rights violations for his participation in the…
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International War Crimes, Palestine

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al Qahtani v. Obama

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/al-qahtani-v-obama Mohammed al Qahtani was sent to Guantánamo in 2002 and subjected to the Pentagon’s “First Special Interrogation Plan”—a regime of torture authorized by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Al Qahtani is the only Guantánamo detainee the government has…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Corrie et al. v. Caterpillar

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/corrie-et-al-v-caterpillar Corrie v. Caterpillar was a federal lawsuit filed against Illinois-based Caterpillar, Inc. on behalf of the parents of Rachel Corrie and four Palestinian families whose relatives were killed or injured when Caterpillar bulldozers demolished their homes. Corrie, a 23-year…
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Palestine

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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Annual Report – 2005 – PDF

https://ccrjustice.org/sites/default/files/assets/files/CCR-annual-report-2005.pdf CCR Annual Report 2005 Letter from the President Michael Ratner – Pages 2-3 Case Index – Page 23                                  

Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Doe v. Constant

http://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/doe-v-constant The case was filed on behalf of three Haitian women who were brutally tortured by FRAPH. Two of the three plaintiffs were gang-raped in front of their families. A third was attacked by two FRAPH operatives and left for…
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International War Crimes

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Rasul v. Bush

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/rasul-v-bush In February 2002, not long after the first men were brought to Guantanamo on January 11, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed the first cases to challenge the unlawful detentions at the base. At the time, no one knew…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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