Tag Archive: International Human Rights and Solidarity

Dellums v. Meese – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In July 1983 the CCR filed a federal com­ plaint demanding an investigation of Pres­ident Reagan’s violation of the Neutrality Act for sponsoring a war against Nicara­gua. The suit asked the United States Attorney General to conduct a preliminary investigation….
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International War Crimes

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Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Meese – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

A challenge to the McCarran-Walter Act has been mounted by the CCR and the ACLU of Southern California on behalf of seven Palestinians and a Kenyan who were arrested, held without bail, and threat­ened with deportation because of alleged “membership”…
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Civil Liberties, Palestine

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In the Matter of Williams – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In October 1984 Dessima Williams, former Ambassador from Grenada to the Organi­zation of American States, and a leading critic of United States Caribbean policy, was forcibly seized in Washington, D.C., by immigration officials. The arrest took place on the anniversary…
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International War Crimes

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Republic of the Philippines v. Marcos – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

On February 25, 1986, Ferdinand Marcos and his party fled the Philippines, thereby ending his twenty-year dictatorship. Sev­enty-two hours later, CCR attorneys were retained by the new government to recover any of the illegally amassed booty hidden in the United…
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International War Crimes

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In re Tula – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

Maria Teresa Tula viuda de Canales is a Salvadoran woman seeking political asylum in the United States. In El Salvador she worked with Comadres, an organiza­tion of women formed to seek disappeared family members. She became active in Comadres as…
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Burke v. Barnes – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

This lawsuit challenges President Reagan’s use of a “pocket veto” to kill a bill unanimously passed by both Houses of Congress. The bill would have required the president to condition aid to El Salvador on that country’s protection of human…
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De Negri v. Republic of Chile – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

July 2, 1986, was a fateful day for two Chilean teenagers, Carmen Gloria Quintana and Rodrigo Rojas de Negri. De Negri, who had spent most of his life in exile in Washington, D.C., had recently returned to Santiago as a…
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Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason & Forti v. Suarez-Mason – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

As Commander of the First Army Corps in Argentina during the height of repression under the military dictatorship, General Guillermo Suarez-Mason was responsible for the abduction, torture, and “disappearance” of thousands of Argentine citizens. When Raul Alfonsin came to power…
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International War Crimes

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Beacon Products Corporation v. Reagan – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In May 1985 President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order announcing a trade embargo against Nicaragua and, at the same time, terminated a friendship treaty with that country. In his message to Congress, he claimed that Nicaragua con­stituted a threat…
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Randall v. Meese – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1987-1988

In In the Matter of Randall, the Immigra­tion and Naturalization Service (INS) is seeking to apply the McCarran-Walter Act’s ideological exclusion provision to force Margaret Randall, a prominent poet and essayist who was born in the United States, to leave…
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Civil Liberties

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