Tag Archive: Attorney David Cole

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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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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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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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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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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U.S. v. Alvarez-Machain (amicus) – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

In a decision which caused widespread shock and dismay in the legal community and among human rights activists, the Supreme Court ruled in June 1992 that U.S. officials may kidnap a foreign national in his own country and bring him…
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International War Crimes

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Linder v. Calero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1991

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. The dam was part of a project to…
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International War Crimes

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Bullfrog Films v. Wick – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

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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Xuncax v. Gramajo – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

While accepting a diploma in June 1991 during commencement ceremonies at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Guatemalan ex-Defense Minister Hector Gramajo was stopped and served legal papers charging that he designed, ordered, implemented and directed a program of massacres, murders,…
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International War Crimes

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