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

Jaffe v. Snow – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

CCR joined with Yale’s Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the International Human Rights Law Group in an amicus brief in September, 1993 requesting that the Supreme Court grant certiorari, or review, in the case of a woman whose husband…
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International War Crimes

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In Re Guatemalan Workers’ Rights – Economic Rights – CCR Docket Spring 1994

CCR and Yale’s Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic investigated legal means by which claims could be brought against U.S. corporations operating in Guatemala in violation of Guatemalan labor law. This effort to hold U.S. corpo­rations accountable for their acts affect­ing workers…
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Haitian Centers Council, Inc. v. McNary – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

A heartbreaking legal battle raged throughout the spring of 1992 over the rights of Haitian immigrants, pitting the Bush Administration against the human rights and civil rights communities. CCR joined the San Francisco Lawyers’ Committee for Urban Rights, the Lowenstein International…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

Several months before the September 1991 coup which overthrew Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, CCR sued the former military dictator, Prosper Avril, in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of six prominent Haitian political…
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International War Crimes

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In re Guatemalan Workers’ Rights – Economic Rights – CCR Docket Fall 1992

CCR is investigating legal means by which claims can be brought against U.S. corporations operating in Guatemala in violation of Guatemalan labor law. This case, which is in the developmental stage, represents an effort to hold U.S. corporations accountable for their…
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International War Crimes

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Trajano v. Marcos ( amicus) – International human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

Archimedes Trajano, a 21-year-old engineering student, attended a 1977 public meeting at the Mapua Institute of Technology in the Philippines . When he stood and asked critical questions of the speaker, Imee Marcos-Manotoc, the daughter of  then-President Ferdinand Marcos, she…
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International War Crimes

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U.S. v. Alvarez-Machain (amicus) – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

In a decision which caused widespread shock and dismay in the legal community and among human rights activists, the Supreme Court ruled in June 1992 that U.S. officials may kidnap a foreign national in his own country and bring him…
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International War Crimes

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Linder v. Calero-Portocarrero – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

Five years after Benjamin Linder’s torture and death at the hands of the contras, his alleged murderer s may finally stand trial. On June 18, 1992, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court decision which had dismissed…
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International War Crimes

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Xuncax v. Gramajo – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

While accepting a diploma in June 1991 during commencement ceremonies at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Guatemalan ex-Defense Minister Hector Gramajo was stopped and served legal papers charging that he designed, ordered, implemented and directed a program of massacres, murders,…
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Paul v. Avril – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1991

Don’t you know that we put Avril in power forever? Now you’re going to stop messing in politics. You’re going to stop annoying President Avril. These are the words that political activists, popular opposition leaders, journalists, and union leaders heard…
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International War Crimes

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