Tag Archive: Human Rights

US Civil Liberties in September 11’s Wake: A Roundtable Discussion with Jamie Fellner, Elisa Massimino and Michael Ratner – Human Rights Dialogue – PDF

2002 US Civil Liberties in September 11’s Wake Dialogue: Let’s start with the situation immediately following the September 11 attacks. It was a frightening time—all the more so here in New York. People who had never really thought about patriot­ism were…
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Civil Liberties

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Forum: Less Secure and Less Free: Civil Liberties and the War on Terror – with David Cole – Columbia Law School – Transcript – PDF

2001 Less Secure and Less Free: Civil Liberties and the War on Terror EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION On October 2, 2001, three weeks after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a Columbia University Law School forum was held…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Lumintang Notes – PDF

Lumintang Notes CCR What do—role of US and its surrogates; expose/slow/stop —having your own accent; human rights groups what I have done with law Debate with Ken Elian Attica, spying, black bag jobs; grand juries; draft Viet-nam Puerto Rico—Vieques 76-80—Carter—post…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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The Cases of the Foreign Generals Brought to Justice – in Fighting for Public Justice: Cases and Trial Lawyers that Made a Difference – with Beth Stephens – PDF

2001 The Cases of the Foreign Generals Brought to Justice For Hector Gramajo, the former Minister of Defense of Guatemala, it was a proud day. He had been in the U.S. for nearly a year, pursuing post-graduate studies at Harvard’s…
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International War Crimes

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Labor Rights, Free Trade Zones and the Chentex Struggle in Nicaragua – ZNet – PDF

2000 Labor Rights Free Trade Zones and the Chentex Struggle in Nicaragua In mid-September I traveled to Nicaragua as part of a delegation organized by the National Labor Committee (NLC), an organization that fights sweatshops and supports labor rights around…
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International War Crimes

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Publication Announcement for The Pinochet Papers: The Case of Augusto Pinochet in Spain and Britain – edited by Reed Brody and Michael Ratner – PDF

2000 Announcement for The Pinochet Papers The arrest of General Augusto Pinochet in October 1998 was a wake-up call to tyrants everywhere. The two subsequent rulings by the British House of Lords rejecting his claim of immunity forged legal history….
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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

CCR continues to track the movement of a former Haitian dictator and to attempt to enforce a $41 million damage judgment against him. The decision in this case–the first in which any Haitian dictator or member of the Haitian military…
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International War Crimes

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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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Salas v. United States – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) will conduct its second evidentiary hearing in September 1995 into claims brought by CCR on behalf of 272 Panamanian civilians victims of the U.S. invasion. This highly unusual…
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International War Crimes

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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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International War Crimes, Personal & Profiles

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