Tag Archive: CCR Docket Fall 1995

Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

After almost two years of delays, motions and negotiations, CCR attorneys have finally received some–but not all–of the documents from the federal agencies which may possess information concerning Ben Linder; who was murdered in 1987 by U.S. supported contras in…
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Salas v. United States – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) will conduct its second evidentiary hearing in September 1995 into claims brought by CCR on behalf of 272 Panamanian civilians victims of the U.S. invasion. This highly unusual…
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In the Matter of Haitians in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

CCR joined the Grand Bahamas Human Rights Association, The Center for Human Rights Legal Action, the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, and local counsel in presenting a petition to the Organization of American States (OAS) on behalf of Haitians living…
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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

In June 1995 CCR attorneys forcefully urged the Second District Court of Appeals in New York to reverse a lower court’s dismissal of this case, an attempt to bring to justice these responsible for the systemic rape of thousands of…
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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1995

Ten years after CCR filed suit on behalf of documentary filmmakers whose films were denied “certificates of  educational character” by the U.S. Information Agency (USIA), the agency, after input from CCR, finally adopted a constitutional set of regulations governing the…
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Civil Liberties

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Sierra Club v. Authority of the State of New York, et al., and Con Edison – Racial Justice – CCR Docket Fall 1995

The Cree Nation, joined by members of Congress, environmental groups, and cit­izens groups in New York and New England, is trying to invalidate compacts between the State of New York and the government of the province of Quebec, under which…
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American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Reno – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1995

CCR and the ACLU of Southern California challenged the constitutionali­ty of the McCarran-Waller 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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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

An unbroken chain in victories in CCR’s Filartiga suits continued in July 1194 when a federal magistrate awarded $41 million damage judgment to the victims of prosper Avril, a former Haitian dictator. for violating their human rights. The decision in…
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Xuncax v. Gramajo & Ortiz v. Gramajo – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

In the most recent victory against international human rights abusers, on April 12, 1995, a federal district court judge in Massachusetts ordered the former Defense Minister of Guatemala, Hector Gramajo, to pay 47.5 million in damages to eight Guatemalans and a U.S. nun…
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Belance v. FRAPH – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

CCR is representing a 33-year-old Haitian mother of three who is suing the right wing thugs responsible for hacking her nearly to pieces and leaving her for dead. In June 1994, Alerte Belance filed a $33 million Filartiga-type civil damage…
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