Tag Archive: CCR Docket Spring 1994

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Reno – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Spring 1994

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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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

Although the Eleventh Circuil Court of Appeals on June 18, 1992 reversed a dis­trict court decision dismissing a suit by the family of Benjamin Linder against four contras allegedly responsible for his murder, a trial date has not yet been set….
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International War Crimes

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Spring 1994

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. They…
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Civil Liberties

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In the Matter of Civilian Population of Chiapas – Native American and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights – CCR Docket Spring 1994

On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army, an armed group representing the indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico, launched a rebellion aimed at reversing generations of abuses and timed to coincide with the effective date of the North American…
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International War Crimes

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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

An especially horrifying feature of the vicious civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina is the systematic rape of thousands of women. Serb forces in Bosnia have used rape as a calculated tactic of the war’s notorious ethnic cleansing. Although  rape has been…
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International War Crimes

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Xuncax v. Gramajo & Ortiz v. Gramajo – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

Two civil damages suits against Hector Gramajo, the ex-Defense Minister of Guatemala, may result in default judg­ments against him. In the first, Xuncax v. Gramajo, Gramajo is charged with designing, ordering, implementing and directing a program of massacres, murders, disappearances­, widespread…
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International War Crimes

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In re Juan Mari Bras – Puerto Rico – CCR Docket Spring 1994

In June 1992 the Puerto Rican Supreme Court ordered the release of dossiers compiled by the Police Intelligence Division and the Justice Department, even if they contained the names of undercover agents and informers who had helped gather information on…
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International War Crimes

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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

The three year legal battle to bring a former Haitian military dictator to jus­tice may be nearing an end with a possi­ble default judgment against him. Months before the September 1991 coup which overthrew Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. CCR sued…
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International War Crimes

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Todd v. Panjaitan – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

The mother of a murdered young man sued the Indonesian military commander responsible for a widely-publicized massacre in East Timor. The former Portuguese colony illegally annexed by Indonesia, CCR filed a wrongful death suit in September 1992 in Massachusetts feder­al…
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International War Crimes

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Sierra Club v. Power Authority of the State of New York, et al., and Con Ed – Native American Indigenous Peoples’ Rights – CCR Docket Spring 1994

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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International War Crimes, Uncategorized

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