Tag Archive: CCR Docket Fall 1997

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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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 1997

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….
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International War Crimes

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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

The stage appears to be set for a default judgment in a civil suit against Radovan Karadzic, the self -proclaimed leader of the Bosnian Serbs, for war crimes, genocide, torture  and violations of international human rights standards. Subsequent to the…
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International War Crimes

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Harbury v. Deutch – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

CCR is representing Jennifer Harbury in a lawsuit charging U.S. Government officials with responsibility  for the death of her Guatemalan husband Efrain Bamaca Velasquez. In the suit, Harbury, a U.S. lawyer, also alleges that the U.S. officials violated her rights…
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International War Crimes

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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

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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International War Crimes

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In re Constant – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

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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International War Crimes

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Belance v. FRAPH – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

Important documents became available in fall of 1996 in CCR’s suit against a right-wing Haitian terrorist group. CIA reports obtained in response to CCR subpoenas revealed that Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, a CIA “asset” who was also the leader  of the…
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International War Crimes

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Salas v. United States – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

Despite expectations, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) did not rule in October 1996 on the longstanding claims brought by CCR for 272 Panamanian civilian victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama….
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International War Crimes

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