Tag Archive: Guantanamo Detainees

Tikkun Speech Notes – PDF

2002 Tikkun and WRL Speech Notes   Michael asked me to speak about civil liberties in our post 9/11 world. I have been doing that non-stop since 9/11-speaking, writing and litigating. Almost every day there is some new assault on…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Introduction to Politics on Trial by William Kunstler – PDF

2002 Introduction Politics on Trial by William Kunstler When William Kunstler wrote this book in 1963 he was not yet the most well-known, effective, and to many, the most beloved lawyer in America. He was a political liberal, a decorated…
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Civil Liberties

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Profile: Public Lives; Still Tilting at Windmills, and Fighting for Rights – New York Times – by Chris Hedges – PDF

2002 Still Tilting at Windmills and Fighting for Rights By CHRIS HEDGES MICHAEL RATNER, as a law student at Columbia University, was pushed to the ground and beaten by the police in 1968 as he and other students blocked the…
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Personal & Profiles

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Panel Says US Policy on Detainees In Cuba Breaks International Law – Wall Street Journal – by Jess Bravin – PDF

2002 Panel Says US Policy on Detainees In Cuba Breaks International Law A Bush administration policy that categorically denies prisoner-of-war status to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees violates international law, an Organization of American States panel found. In a 5-0…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Group Asks OAS to Step In to Change US Treatment of Prisoners Held In Cuba – Wall Street Journal – by Jess Bravin – PDF

2002 Group to Ask OAS to Step In to Change US Treatment of Prisoners Held in Cuba Saying that U.S. treat­ment of suspected al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners held in Cuba violates international law, a group of civil-rights lawyers is…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Petition to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Behalf of Guantanamo Detainees

2002 IACHR Petition The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a petition asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States to intervene against the US government’s inhumane treatment of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The US…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Hicks v. United States

http://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/hicks-v-united-states Hicks v. United States was an appeal on behalf of former Guantánamo detainee David Hicks asking the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review to overturn his conviction for “providing material support for terrorism,” a charge that was invalidated in 2012…
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The Laws of War – The Oregonian – by George Edmonson – PDF

2002 The Laws of War The rules for conducting war humanely arose from the horrifying deaths of battle. Almost 140 years ago, Swiss entrepreneur Henry Dunant electrified the world with his tale of the slaughter he witnessed at the battle…
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