Tag Archive: CCR Docket 1989-1990

Veterans Peace Convoy v. Shultz – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

In September 1988 the CCR won a signifi­cant victory for the Nicaraguan humanitarian aid campaign. The Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas did away with licensing requirements for hu­manitarian aid under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), issuing a declaratory judgment…
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Civil Liberties

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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Meese – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

In April1987, the CCR and the ACLU of Southern California challenged the constitutionality of the McCarran-Walter Act on behalf of seven Palestinians and a Kenyan who were arrested, held without bail, and threatened with deportation because of al­leged “membership” or “affiliation” with the Popular Front…
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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 1989-1990

In June 1986 the international Court of Justice (ICJ) rule d that the United States had violated international laws against the aggressive use of force, in that it trained, armed, and supported the contras against Nicaragua. The U.S. appeared in…
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International War Crimes

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Linder v. Calero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1989-1990

On April 28, 1987, Benjamin Linder, a U.S.citizen, and two Nicaraguans were murdered by contras who attacked the site of a small dam they were building in the village of Bocay to measure the flow of water. The dam was…
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International War Crimes

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ln the Matter of Williams – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1989-1990

In October 1984 Dessima Williams, former Ambassador from Grenada to the Organiza­tion of American States and a leading critic of U.S. Caribbean policy, was forcibly seized in Washington, D.C., by  immigration offi­cials. The arrest took place on the anniver­sary of the U.S.-led …
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International War Crimes

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Randall v. Meese & In the Matter of Randall – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

In In the Matter of Randall, the INS invoked 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 her family and her home. Randall, who…
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Civil Liberties

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De Negri v. Republic of Chile – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1989-1990

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 returned to Santiago as a free-lance…
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International War Crimes

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Kinoy v. Mitchell – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

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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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1989-1990

In 1985 the CCR filed suit on behalf of documentary filmmakers whose films were denied “certificates of educational character” by the U.S. information Agency (USIA). Such certificates are granted pursuant to  an international treaty  to facilitate the free flow of ideas among…
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Civil Liberties

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Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason & Forti v. Suarez-Mason – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1989-1990

As Commander of the First Army Corps in Argentina during the height of repression under the military dictatorship that ruled that country, General Guillermo Suarez­ Mason was responsible for the abduction, torture, and disappearance of thousands of Argentine citizens. When Raul Alfonsin came to power in 1984,…
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International War Crimes

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