Tag Archive: Military Commissions Act

Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 – Obituary – New York Times – by Sam Roberts – PDF

2016 Michael Ratner, Bold Civil Liberties Lawyer, Dies at 72 Michael Ratner, a fearless civil liberties lawyer who successfully challenged the United States government’s detention of terrorism suspects at Guantánamo Bay without judicial review, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 72….
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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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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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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Organization of American States – Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Hearing on Accountability for Violations of Human Rights in the United States – Speech Notes – PDF

2009 IACHR Hearing Notes Thank the commission for this impt hearing US govt failure to hold accountable persons responsible for torture, detainee abuse and other human rights abuses Past actions—gitmo case-7 years later—ccr– CCR efforts—both branches of accountability: 2 A. investigate,…
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Organization of American States – Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Hearing on Accountability for Violations of Human Rights in the United States – Audio

Proceedings in Spanish and English. Michael Ratner’s presentation begins at 11:52.

International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – The First 100 Days: Dismantling the Police State in a New Presidency (Part 1) – Naomi Wolf on 10 Steps to Dictatorship – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

The First 100 Days: Dismantling the Police State in a New Presidency – Part 1 This is the first of a three part special. Law and Disorder hosts bring a series of interviews with key attorneys, authors and activists from…
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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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McCain, Obama and Guantanamo Part II – TRNN Video Link

In part 2 of his interview with The Real News Network’s Senior Editor Paul Jay, Michael Ratner discusses the implications of Thursday’s Supreme Court decision which granted Guantanamo detainees the right to appeal to US civilian courts. The interview explores…
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Saving Habeas Corpus, Part 3 – A Dialogue with the Catskills’ Civil Rights Crusader, Michael Ratner – The Olive Press – by Gary Alexander – PDF

2008 Saving Habeas Corpus Part 3 Wheels have been turn­ing since the first part of this in­terview with the Center for Constitutional Rights’ president Michael Ratner began two issues back and keeping pace with the vital events that organization is…
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First Cases: How the Center for Constitutional Rights Launched the First Guantánamo Cases

This article appears in Guantanamo: Stories from the Prison Outside the Law, a project of NYU Digital Library Technology Services. First Cases: How the Center for Constitutional Rights Launched the First Guantánamo Cases On November 14, 2001 I awoke to…
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