Tag Archive: CCR Docket Fall 1992

Haitian Centers Council, Inc. v. McNary – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

A heartbreaking legal battle raged throughout the spring of 1992 over the rights of Haitian immigrants, pitting the Bush Administration against the human rights and civil rights communities. CCR joined the San Francisco Lawyers’ Committee for Urban Rights, the Lowenstein International…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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American-Arab Anti­ Discrimination Committee v. Thornburgh – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1992

CCR and the ACLU of Southern California challenged the constitutionality of the McCarran-Walter Act in 1987 on behalf of seven Palestinians and a Kenyan who were arrested, held without bail, and threatened with deportation because of their alleged “affiliation” with…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

Several months before the September 1991 coup which overthrew Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, CCR sued the former military dictator, Prosper Avril, in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of six prominent Haitian political…
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International War Crimes

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In re Bolivian Textiles – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

Ancient and sacred textiles, many of which date from Pre-Colombian times, have been wrongfully taken by U.S. dealers from their owners-the Indian people of the Andean village of Coroma, Bolivia. The loss of the textiles has had a devastating effect…
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International War Crimes

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In re Guatemalan Workers’ Rights – Economic Rights – CCR Docket Fall 1992

CCR is investigating legal means by which claims can be brought against U.S. corporations operating in Guatemala in violation of Guatemalan labor law. This case, which is in the developmental stage, represents an effort to hold U.S. corporations accountable for their…
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International War Crimes

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1992

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 under an international treaty designed to facilitate the free flow of ideas among nations….
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Civil Liberties

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In re Juan Mari Bras – Native Americans/Indigenous Peoples’ Rights – CCR Docket Fall 1992

When Juan Mari Bras, a leading Puerto Rican pro-independence leader, went to pick up the files of his son, Santiago Mari Pesquera, he was given only an index card with a file number, and not the file. Santiago Mari Pesquera,…
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International War Crimes

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Trajano v. Marcos ( amicus) – International human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

Archimedes Trajano, a 21-year-old engineering student, attended a 1977 public meeting at the Mapua Institute of Technology in the Philippines . When he stood and asked critical questions of the speaker, Imee Marcos-Manotoc, the daughter of  then-President Ferdinand Marcos, she…
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International War Crimes

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In re Tula – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

Maria Teresa Tula viuda de Canales, a Salvadoran woman, is seeking political asylum in the United States. In El Salvador she worked with Comadres, the “Committee of Mothers,” an organization of women formed to advocate for “disappeared,” arrested and otherwise…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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In re Indigenous Peoples in Mexico – Native Americans/Indigenous Peoples’ Rights – CCR Docket Fall 1992

In another case involving indigenous peoples (see preceding Docket entry), CCR is investigating international human rights violations committed against indigenous peoples in Mexico, particularly descendants of Central American Mayans who were held and tortured in 1991 by local Mexican police…
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International War Crimes

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