Tag Archive: Filártiga Principle

Doe v. Karadzic – Bosnia-Herzegovina – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1996

On June 7, 1990, the Supreme Court affirmed an appellate court decision allowing a civil suit to continue against Radovan Karadzic, the self-proclaimed  leader of Bosnian Serbs, for war crimes, genocide, torture, and other violations of international rights standards. This…
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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1996

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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Tyrants, Terrorists and Torturers Brought to Justice: U.S. Courts Provide Compensation for Victims – New York Law Journal – with Beth Stephens – PDF

Joelito Filártiga 1995 Tyrants, Terrorists and Torturers Brought to Justice: U.S. Courts Provide Compensation for Victims Michael Ratner, former legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), is currently a member of its board of directors. Beth Stephens is a…
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At the Bar: Suing Dictators (and Similar Types) Here for Violations Committed Elsewhere – New York Times – by Neil A. Lewis – PDF

1995 At the Bar Just as he was about to be handed a degree from the Kennedy School at Harvard University in 1991, Gen. Hector Gramajo was served with papers charging him in a Federal civil suit for his role…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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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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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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Paul v. Avril

http://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/paul-v-avril Paul v. Avril is a case in which Haitian President Proper Avril was charged with human rights violations. Months before the September 1991 coup which overthrew Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide, CCR sued the former military dictator Proper Avril…
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Sanchez v. Reagan

http://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/sanchez-v-reagan Sanchez v. Reagan is a 1984 case which challenged U.S. officials’ support for murder, rape, and other torture in Nicaragua. In May 1984, while the International Court of Justice was issuing a preliminary restraining order against the United States…
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