Tag Archive: Filártiga v. Peña-Irala

Belance v. FRAPH – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1996

CCR’s suit against right-wing Haitian terrorist group may be entering a conclusive stage. In June 1994 CCR filed a $33 million civil damage suit against the Front for Advancement and Progress in Haiti (FRAPH) on behalf of Alerte Belance, a young…
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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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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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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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Xuncax v. Gramajo – International Human Rights – CCR Docket Fall 1991

While accepting a diploma in June 1991 as distinguished scholar 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…
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Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason & Forti v. Suarez-Mason – International Human Rights – Fall Docket 1990

As Commander of the First Anny Corps during the height of repression under Argentina ‘s military dictatorship. General Guillermo Suarez­ Mason was responsible for the abduction, torture and disappearance of thousands of Argentines. When Raul Alfonsin came to power in…
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Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason & Forti v. Suarez-Mason – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1989-1990

As Commander of the First Army Corps in Argentina during the height of repression under the military dictatorship that ruled that country, General Guillermo Suarez­ Mason was responsible for the abduction, torture, and disappearance of thousands of Argentine citizens. When Raul Alfonsin came to power in 1984,…
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Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason Forti v. Suarez Mason – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1988-1989

As Commander of the First Army Corps in Argentina during the height of repression under the military dictatorship that ruled that coun­try, General Guillermo Suarez-Mason was re­sponsible for the abduction, torture, and “dis­appearance” of thousands of Argentine citi­zens. When Raul…
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