Tag Archive: Impunity

Manning Sentencing ‘Hypocrisy’ — Before the News Video

http://beforeitsnews.com/wikileaks/2013/08/mannings-sentence-is-hypocrisy-says-assanges-attorney-michael-ratner-ccr-pres-video-2430850.html Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Julian Assange’s attorney, talks to Jeff Durkin of We Are Change CT about his thought’s on the sentencing of Manning Wednesday, including implications of this case. Ratner spoke at…
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Internet Freedom

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Hamburg Litigating Universal Jurisdiction – Speech Notes – PDF

2012 Litigating Universal Jurisdiction Litigating Universal Jurisdiction 5/08/12 I. Thank Florian-Thank Wolfgang-known each other for 9 years or so -a relationship born out of my and CCR’s desire to hold Bush administration officials, particularly Donald Rumsfeld, accountable for torture under…
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International War Crimes

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Granting Immunity Makes Obama Complicit – Room for Debate: The Memos: Torture Redefined – New York Times

Yes, it is good that President Obama ordered the release of four more of the torture memos issued by the Office of Legal Counsel during the Bush administration. The inhuman interrogation techniques those memos authorized which include waterboarding, walling (in…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Obama and the Future of the Imperial Presidency: Abuses of Power and Redressing the Wrongs of the Bush Administration – New York Society for Ethical Culture Advocacy Forum – Speech Notes – PDF

2009 Obama and the Imperial Presidency Speech Notes Ethical March 25 2009 Changes—half way measures; half full or empty Crawling out of a dark pit— Rolling back the practices—where are we– Gitmo 2 baskets 3 baskets; ec definition; bagram habeas;…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld – Georgetown University – Video

  A talk by Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights as part of the 100 Days Campaign. Georgetown Law School, Washington, DC, March 18, 2009.

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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WESPAC Foundation Awards Dinner – Speech Notes – PDF

2008 WESPAC Speech Notes Sunday April 12 08 Wespac speech final I. I am proud to stand here among the activists of Wespac—Front lines for a long time— Special relationship —Connie Hogarth for a long time— Dottie Zellner—- Old acquaintance—called…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Cheney Pushes to Make Eavesdropping Law Permanent – TRNN Transcript Part Three

Ratner: Cheney’s offensive is meant to protect telecom companies and the Bush administration (3 of 3) PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: Here’s what The New York Times had to say about this: [text on screen] Mr. Bush says without amnesty, the…
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Civil Liberties

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Cheney Pushes to Make Eavesdropping Law Permanent – TRNN Transcript – Part Two

Ratner: Why should Congress make the decision on wiretapping and not the court? (2 of 3) PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR: The other big issue in this legislation is this question you raised before about immunity for the telephone companies who…
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Civil Liberties

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German War Crimes Complaint Against Donald Rumsfeld et al – Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/accountability-us-torture-Germany One hundred and fifty-five countries, including Germany and the United States, are party to the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT). Those countries have committed to investigating, prosecuting and punishing torturers. To this end, the Center for Constitutional Rights…
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International War Crimes

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Michael Ratner on Detainee Legislation — CounterSpin Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting Audio Link

http://www.fair.org/audio/counterspin/CounterSpin092906.mp3 This week on CounterSpin: Congress has passed legislation on military commissions and detainee treatment that will allow forms of detainee abuse recognized internationally as torture, and make secret evidence and coerced evidence admissible in court. It will also degrade habeus…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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