Tag Archive: Maher Arar

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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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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Personal & Profiles

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Letter for 2010 Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Annual Report – Draft – PDF

2010 Draft Letter for Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Annual Report Ratner statement unedited etc august 21 I look back on this last year at CCR with amazement. We are not in the best of times for our politics of…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Assessment of the Obama Administration’s Record – Draft – PDF

2010 CCR Assessment of the Obama Administration’s Record Obama: One Year Later. Change? CCR’s Assessment of the Obama Administration’s First Year Candidate Obama campaigned on a promise of change. For many, his election inspired hope that we would finally see…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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The National Security State: It Did Not Begin With “W” Nor Will it End With “O” – University of Iowa Center for Human Rights 10th Anniversary Symposium Keynote Address – Speech Notes – PDF

2009 University of Iowa Speech Notes Thank Burns—and Director Greg Hamot 10 years of Center—- Special Place—not on the coasts—yet significant—- Significant —not just location but because involved in both political and civil rights— And—economic and social rights—a bad step…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Creative Use of Law as a Positive Force for Social Change: Confronting Torture and Extrajudicial Detention – University of Iowa School of Law – Speech Notes – PDF

Abu Omar   2009 University of Iowa Law School Speech Notes Talk I U of I 11/3/09 “Creative use of law as a positive force for social change: Confronting Torture and Extrajudicial Detention” materials clipping website Happy to be here–shared…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Len Weinglass on the Cuban Five (Rebroadcast) – PATRIOT Act Reform – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Updates Maher Arar Case – No Justice – Outsourcing Torture Made Legal? 23 People Convicted in Kidnapping Abu Omar – Victory in Italian Case – Abu Omar 22 Out of the 23 are CIA Agents Five NYC Men Abused and…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Palestine

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2009 Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) President’s Reception – Welcome Remarks – Speech Notes – PDF

2009 CCR President’s Reception Speech Notes CCR May 6 2009 Welcome you all to President’s reception— Special time–to thank our supporters and honor a special few who have done extraordinary work with us One of our good friends came in…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld – Georgetown University – Video

  A talk by Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights as part of the 100 Days Campaign. Georgetown Law School, Washington, DC, March 18, 2009.

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Lawmakers Debate Establishing “Truth Commission” on Bush Admin Torture, Rendition and Domestic Spying – Democracy Now Transcript

On Capitol Hill, debate has begun over forming a truth commission to shed light on the Bush administration’s secret polices on detention, interrogation and domestic spying. A hearing on the issue was held Wednesday, two days after the Obama administration…
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