Tag Archive: Lowentein Center for International Human Rights Clinic Yale Law School

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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Michael Ratner: The Leading Progressive Lawyer of a Generation – Just Security – by Harold Koh

I just heard that Michael Ratner passed away from complications due to cancer. His New York Times obituary is here. My heart is broken. Michael was an extraordinary lawyer and and even more outstanding human being. I first saw Michael when I was…
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Personal & Profiles, Tributes

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Columbia Oral History Part One & Two – Transcript PDF & Link to Columbia Archive Transcript

With handwritten corrections Columbia Oral History Part One Columbia Oral History Part Two Columbia Transcript   http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/ccoh_assets/ccoh_10539519_transcript.pdf

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, 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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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

In December 1997, U.S. District Court Judge Peter K. Leisure granted plaintiffs” motion for class certification in this civil suit against Radovan Karadzic, the self-proclaimed leader of the Bosnian Serbs, for war crimes, genocide, rape, torture, and other violations of…
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International War Crimes

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Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero & Linder v. Department of Defense and F.B.I. and C. I A. – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

More legal skirmishes have occurred in an almost four-year discovery period to obtain documents from recalcitrant U.S. agencies that might shed light on the murder of Benjamin Linder, a U. S. engineer who was murdered in 1987 by the U.S….
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International War Crimes

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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

The stage appears to be set for a default judgment in a civil suit against Radovan Karadzic, the self -proclaimed leader of the Bosnian Serbs, for war crimes, genocide, torture  and violations of international human rights standards. Subsequent to the…
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International War Crimes

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Belance v. FRAPH – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

Important documents became available in fall of 1996 in CCR’s suit against a right-wing Haitian terrorist group. CIA reports obtained in response to CCR subpoenas revealed that Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, a CIA “asset” who was also the leader  of the…
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International War Crimes

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