Tag Archive: Guantanamo

Michael Ratner: One Year Later, Still a Hero – Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director – Baher Azmy

https://ccrjustice.org/home/blog/2017/05/11/michael-ratner-one-year-later-still-hero The day I learned of Michael Ratner’s passing, one year ago today, I had to travel to Richmond, Virginia to argue an appeal related to one of the Abu Ghraib torture suits CCR brought against an odious private military…
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) Colloquium on Michael Ratner and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – Challenging the Powerful with Legal Means: Back to the Streets – Black Lives Matter (6/6) – Vince Warren with Moderator: Claire Tixteire

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the passing away of its President Emeritus Michael Ratner (1943-2016), who had made CCR his political home for 40 years. In 2007,…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) Colloquium on Michael Ratner and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – Challenging the Powerful with Legal Means: Filing 100% on Principle – Post 9/11 Legal Sagas (5/6) – Baher Azmy, Manfred Nowak, with Moderator: Florian Jessberger

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the passing away of its President Emeritus Michael Ratner (1943-2016), who had made CCR his political home for 40 years. In 2007,…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) Colloquium on Michael Ratner and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) – Challenging the Powerful with Legal Means: Hate Mail- A Theatrical Interlude (4/6) – Robin Martin

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the passing away of its President Emeritus Michael Ratner (1943-2016), who had made CCR his political home for 40 years. In 2007,…
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Michael Ratner’s Army – The New York Review of Books – by David Cole

As Barack Obama looks to the end of his tenure as president and commander-in-chief, the prison camp he inherited at Guantánamo Bay remains one of his most frustrating challenges. He promised to close it on his second day in office….
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 – Obituary – New York Times – by Sam Roberts – PDF

2016 Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 Michael Ratner, a fearless civil liberties lawyer who successfully challenged the United States government’s detention of terrorism suspects at Guantánamo Bay without judicial review, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 72….
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Michael Ratner, Lawyer Who Won Victory for Guantanamo Detainees, Dies at 72 – Washington Post – by Emily Langer – PDF

2016 Civil Liberties Lawyer for Detainees Michael Ratner, a civil liberties lawyer who mounted legal challenges to U.S. military actions abroad, helped represent WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that defined legal rights for…
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Is the Era of U.S.-Backed Anti-Castro Terrorism Over? Reflections on Restored Ties Between Nations – Democracy Now Transcript

Hundreds of dignitaries from Cuba and the United States gathered in Washington on Monday to mark the reopening of the Cuban Embassy after being closed for more than five decades. We speak to Congressmembers Raúl Grijalva and Barbara Lee; actor…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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