Tag Archive: Guantanamo Haitian Camps

A Question of Principle – New York Newsday – by Fred Bruning – PDF

  Michael Ratner, the civil lib­erties lawyer, was running along the Hudson River on Sept. 11, 2001, when planes hit the World Trade Center tow­ers. He was pretty sure he knew what was happening. “Someone is trying to kill all…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Statutes of Liberty – Washington Post – by Lynne Duke – PDF

2003 Statutes of Liberty Michael Ratner is in a cavernous college hall speaking to hundreds of students one recent evening. He’s hyped. He’s talking fast. The crusader at the lectern. This is what he loves to do: sound the alarm…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Michael’s Gifts – Statement for the National Lawyers Guild Dinner in Honor of Michael Ratner – by Harold Koh

Michael Ratner is the most generous lawyer I have ever met. I could have said “brilliant,” “funny,” or “excitable,” because those words also come to mind, but in the end Michael’s generosity sticks with you. It is the way he…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Haitians Centers Council, Inc. v. Salas – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

Much to the dismay of the human rights and civil rights communities, once in office President Bill Clinton continued the Bush Administration’s policy of forcibly returning Haitian immigrants to Haiti and maintaining a virtual prison camp for HIV-positive Haitians at Guantanamo….
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International War Crimes

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Haitian Centers Council, Inc. v. McNary – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

A heartbreaking legal battle raged throughout the spring of 1992 over the rights of Haitian immigrants, pitting the Bush Administration against the human rights and civil rights communities. CCR joined the San Francisco Lawyers’ Committee for Urban Rights, the Lowenstein International…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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