Tag Archive: CCR Docket 1987-1988

De Negri v. Republic of Chile – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

July 2, 1986, was a fateful day for two Chilean teenagers, Carmen Gloria Quintana and Rodrigo Rojas de Negri. De Negri, who had spent most of his life in exile in Washington, D.C., had recently returned to Santiago as a…
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International War Crimes

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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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International War Crimes

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Kinoy v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

The widespread use of illegal electronic surveillance in the name of national secu­rity is a central form of government mis­conduct. A ruling in the early stage of this case established the right to bring a civil action without having proof…
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Civil Liberties

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Haase v. Webster – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

Returning from  Nicaragua  in January 1985, Edward Haase, a Kansas City-based journalist, was stopped by United States Customs and FBI officials. He was detained for five hours as agents seized, read, and photocopied his address book, notes, diary, and other…
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Civil Liberties

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In December 1985 the CCR filed suit on behalf of a number of filmmakers whose documentaries were denied “certificates of educational character” by the United States Information Agency (USIA). Such certificates are granted pursuant to an international treaty to facilitate the free flow…
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Civil Liberties

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Randall v. Meese – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In In the Matter of Randall, the Immigra­tion and Naturalization Service (INS) is seeking to apply the McCarran-Walter Act’s ideological exclusion provision to force Margaret Randall, a prominent poet and essayist who was born in the United States, to leave…
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Civil Liberties

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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Meese – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1987-1988

A challenge to the McCarran-Walter Act was mounted by the CCR and the ACLU of Southern California on behalf of seven Palestinians and a Kenyan who were arrested, held without bail, and threat­ened with deportation because of alleged “membership” or “affiliation”…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Committee of U. S. Citizens Living in Nicaragua (CUSCLIN) v. Reagan – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

On June 27, 1986, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that the United Stlates had violated international laws against the aggressive use of force in that it trained, armed, and supported the contras against Nicaragua. The U.S. had litigated…
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International War Crimes

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In the Matter of Quixote Center – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

A few days before Christmas 1986 the Quixote Center, a major shipper of humani­tarian supplies to Nicaragua, received a Treasury subpoena requiring it to produce records relating to shipments to Nicaragua since President Reagan restricted trade with that country. Prior…
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International War Crimes

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