Tag Archive: Attorney Joe Margulies

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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The Legal Campaign Against American Torture – Jadaliyya – by Lisa Hajjar

Torture, like genocide and crimes against humanity, is a gross crime under international law. The right not to be tortured is constituted through the prohibition of practices that purposefully cause harm (physical and/or psychological) to persons who are in custody…
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On Closing Guantanamo: A Sisyphean Struggle – Huffington Post

With the signing of yesterday’s executive orders to close Guantanamo and end torture, we are finally seeing the beginning of a reversal of some of the nastiest inhuman practices of the Bush administration. Yes, it may take another year to…
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Staying Civil After 9/11 – New York Super Lawyers – by Jessica Centers – PDF

2008 Staying Civil After 9/11 When the order came down in November 2001 giving the U.S. military the power to pick up and detain suspected terrorists anywhere in the world, Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR),…
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Held in Contempt – Financial Times – by Isabel Hilton – PDF

2004 Held in Contempt The preliminary hearings opened earlier this week in the first US military tribunals since the second world war, held in a spe­cially constructed courtroom in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More than 700 men have been imprisoned in…
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Law and Disorder Radio – Hamdi and Padilla Supreme Court Rulings – Al Shimari v CACI Case – Guantanamo: What the World Should Know – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Hosts interview key defense attorneys and discuss the civil rights implications of recent Supreme Court rulings on the Hamdi/Padilla cases and also recent prison torture cases involving two corporations, Titan & CACI. Among the guests: Joe Margulies, Susan Burke, Donna…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Threats and Responses: The Advocates: Scrappy Group of Lawyers Shows Way for Big Firms – New York Times – by Adam Liptak and Michael Janofsky – PDF

2004 Scrappy Group of Lawyers Shows Way for Big Firms The Center for Constitutional Rights, the scrappy left-leaning public-interest group that filed the first lawsuits on behalf of people detained as suspected terrorists in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, works out of…
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