Tag Archive: Attorney Harold Hongju Koh

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: The Leading Progressive Lawyer of a Generation – Just Security – by Harold Koh

I just heard that Michael Ratner passed away from complications due to cancer. His New York Times obituary is here. My heart is broken. Michael was an extraordinary lawyer and and even more outstanding human being. I first saw Michael when I was…
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Personal & Profiles, Tributes

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Columbia Oral History Part One & Two – Transcript PDF & Link to Columbia Archive Transcript

With handwritten corrections Columbia Oral History Part One Columbia Oral History Part Two Columbia Transcript   http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/ccoh_assets/ccoh_10539519_transcript.pdf

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Why There Should Be A Case Against George W. Bush Under Torture Law – CNN

New York (CNN) — There was widespread support among scores of human rights groups and many others for recent efforts to have Switzerland open a preliminary investigation for torture against former President George W. Bush during his planned (and now canceled)…
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Why There Should be a Case Against George W. Bush Under Torture Law – CNN

There was widespread support among scores of human rights groups and many others for recent efforts to have Switzerland open a preliminary investigation for torture against former President George W. Bush during his planned (and now canceled) visit to Geneva….
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Mission to Guantanamo 1992 – Yale Alumni Magazine

In 1992, a band of law professors and students sued the US government for the right to visit their Haitian clients. The feds played hardball. by Brandt Goldstein ’92JD September/October 2005 Brandt Goldstein ’92JD has written for Slate.com and the New York Times. This…
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US to Free 6 Detainees; 2 Brought Legal Case – Boston Globe – by Charlie Savage

The US military will soon release a Dane and five British detainees being held without trial at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, officials said yesterday — including two lead plaintiffs in a pending landmark Supreme Court case over whether the…
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Belance v. FRAPH – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

In October 1993, Alerte Balance, a 32-year-old mother of three in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was hacked nearly to pieces by members of the Front for the Advancement and Progress in Haiti (FRAPH), the right-wing Haitian terrorist group.  four armed FRAPH members…
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International War Crimes

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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

In December 1997, U.S. District Court Judge Peter K. Leisure granted plaintiffs” motion for class certification in this civil suit against Radovan Karadzic, the self-proclaimed leader of the Bosnian Serbs, for war crimes, genocide, rape, torture, and other violations of…
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International War Crimes

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