Tag Archive: International Human Rights and Solidarity

Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

In June 1995 CCR attorneys forcefully urged the Second District Court of Appeals in New York to reverse a lower court’s dismissal of this case, an attempt to bring to justice these responsible for the systemic rape of thousands of…
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International War Crimes

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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Docket Report Fall 1995 – Cases from January 28, 1994-August 31, 1995 – PDF

Docket Report Fall 1995 Cases worked on by Michael Ratner: Belance V, FRAPH – International Human Rights and Solidarity – Pages 12-13 Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – Page 13 In the Matter of Haitians in the…
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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

An unbroken chain in victories in CCR’s Filartiga suits continued in July 1194 when a federal magistrate awarded $41 million damage judgment to the victims of prosper Avril, a former Haitian dictator. for violating their human rights. The decision in…
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Xuncax v. Gramajo & Ortiz v. Gramajo – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

In the most recent victory against international human rights abusers, on April 12, 1995, a federal district court judge in Massachusetts ordered the former Defense Minister of Guatemala, Hector Gramajo, to pay 47.5 million in damages to eight Guatemalans and a U.S. nun…
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Belance v. FRAPH – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

CCR is representing a 33-year-old Haitian mother of three who is suing the right wing thugs responsible for hacking her nearly to pieces and leaving her for dead. In June 1994, Alerte Belance filed a $33 million Filartiga-type civil damage…
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Harbury v. CIA – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

CCR is representing a woman determined to uncover the truth, no matter what the cost, about the fate of her Guatemalan rebel husband. Along with the National Security Archives and the private firm of  Morrison and Forrester, CCR filed a…
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Todd v. Panjaitan – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

Another significant Filártiga victory occurred in November 1994 when a federal judge in Massachusetts awarded $14 million to the mother of a young man murdered by Indonesian troops during a widely-publicized massacre in East Timor, the former Portuguese colony illegally…
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In Re Tula – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1988-1989

The cases of three Salvadorans in the U.S. who seek political asylum still remain within the administrative con­ fines of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). For the past three years CCR has represented Ernesto and Ana Luz Benitez, and…
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In Re Human Rights Litigation Against the Estate of Ferdinand Marcos – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1994-1995

In a class action brought in the federal district court in Hawaii, a jury found the Estate of Ferdinand Marcos, the late dic­tator of the Philippines, liable for the deaths, disappearances and torture of thousands of Filipinos during his regime….
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Salas v. United States – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1994-1995

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) issued a land­ mark ruling in October 1993, declaring that it would hear the merits of the claims of 285 Panamanian civilians who were victims of the…
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