Tag Archive: Cases

Todd v. Panjaitan -International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

A retired general who was the target of a successful CCR Filártiga suit has been appointed as the top advisor to the Indonesian government. In 1994, a federal judge in Massachusetts awarded $14 million to the mother of a young…
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International War Crimes

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In re Cuba Travel – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

With the formal creation this year of its Cuba Travel project, CCR now has approximately thirty open files on individuals and organizations facing charges or investigation by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), a division of the Department of…
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Civil Liberties

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Harbury v. Deutch – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

In March 1996, CCR filed suit on behalf of human rights activist Jennifer Harbury, charging U.S. government officials with the responsibility for the death of her Guatemalan husband Efrain Ramaca-Velasquez. the suit also alleges the the U.S. officials violated Harbury’s…
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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

CCR continues to track the movement of a former Haitian dictator and to attempt to enforce a $41 million damage judgment against him. The decision in this case–the first in which any Haitian dictator or member of the Haitian military…
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In re Constant – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

The notorious Emmanuel “Toto” Constant is alive and well–and free–in Queens, New York. Constant is the leader of FRAPH, the members of which nearly killed Alerte Belance. he is facing charges of murder and torture in Haiti. Among his reported…
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Belance v. FRAPH – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

In October 1993, Alerte Balance, a 32-year-old mother of three in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was hacked nearly to pieces by members of the Front for the Advancement and Progress in Haiti (FRAPH), the right-wing Haitian terrorist group.  four armed FRAPH members…
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Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero & Linder v. Department of Defense and F.B.I. and C. I A. – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

More legal skirmishes have occurred in an almost four-year discovery period 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 the U.S. supported…
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Salas v. United States – International Human Rights and Solidarity – Fall Docket 1998

The 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama left an estimated 2,000 civilians dead, and 18,000 homeless. The following year, CCR filed a complaint with the organization of American States (OAS) on behalf of 272 civilian victims, charging that the invasion was…
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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

In December 1997, U.S. District Court Judge Peter K. Leisure granted plaintiffs” motion for class certification in this civil suit against Radovan Karadzic, the self-proclaimed leader of the Bosnian Serbs, for war crimes, genocide, rape, torture, and other violations of…
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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Reno – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1997

This long-standing case raises fundamental issues about the political rights of immigrants.  In landmark decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the case has established that immigrants facing deportation are entitled to the same First Amendment…
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Civil Liberties

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