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

Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero & Linder v. National Security Agency – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1996

Efforts continue in the 1988 case 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 U.S.-supported  contras in Nicaragua. In the latest skirmish…
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International War Crimes

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Doe v. Karadzic – Bosnia-Herzegovina – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1996

On June 7, 1990, the Supreme Court affirmed an appellate court decision allowing a civil suit to continue against Radovan Karadzic, the self-proclaimed  leader of Bosnian Serbs, for war crimes, genocide, torture, and other violations of international rights standards. This…
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International War Crimes

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Belance v. FRAPH – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1996

CCR’s suit against right-wing Haitian terrorist group may be entering a conclusive stage. In June 1994 CCR filed a $33 million civil damage suit against the Front for Advancement and Progress in Haiti (FRAPH) on behalf of Alerte Belance, a young…
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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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Michael’s Gifts – Statement for the National Lawyers Guild Dinner in Honor of Michael Ratner – by Harold Koh

Michael Ratner is the most generous lawyer I have ever met. I could have said “brilliant,” “funny,” or “excitable,” because those words also come to mind, but in the end Michael’s generosity sticks with you. It is the way he…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Harold Koh on National Lawyers Guild Honoring Michael Ratner – New York Times – by Nadine Brozan – PDF

1995 Harold Koh on Michael Ratner CHRONICLE HAROLD H. KOH, a professor of international law at Yale Law School, has known MICHAEL RATNER, 51, the former legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, for only five…
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Guantanamo Bay: When Will the Suffering End? – in The Haiti Files: Decoding the Crisis – PDF

1992 Guantanamo Bay: When Will the Suffering End? A continuing source of controversy and disgrace in U.S. policy toward Haitian refugees is the camp at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where hundreds of Haitian asylum seekers who tested HIV-positive have been…
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Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

Although the Eleventh Circuil Court of Appeals on June 18, 1992 reversed a dis­trict court decision dismissing a suit by the family of Benjamin Linder against four contras allegedly responsible for his murder, a trial date has not yet been set….
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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

The three year legal battle to bring a former Haitian military dictator to jus­tice may be nearing an end with a possi­ble default judgment against him. Months before the September 1991 coup which overthrew Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. CCR sued…
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Haitians Centers Council, Inc. v. Salas – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

Much to the dismay of the human rights and civil rights communities, once in office President Bill Clinton continued the Bush Administration’s policy of forcibly returning Haitian immigrants to Haiti and maintaining a virtual prison camp for HIV-positive Haitians at Guantanamo….
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