Tag Archive: Organization of American States (OAS).

After 54 Years, US Isolated and Forced to Renew Diplomatic Relations With Cuba – TRNN Transcript

On July 20, the Cuban flag was raised over Cuba’s newly reopened embassy in Washington, DC, marking a rapprochement in relations between the U.S. and Cuba after 54 years. Travel and banking restrictions have been eased but the two countries…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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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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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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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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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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International Prosecution of Human Rights Crimes – Draft Chapter – Litigating Guantanamo – PDF

2007 Litigating Guantanamo Litigating Guantanamo By Michael Ratner, President Center for Constitutional Rights It seems like a long time ago. On November 13, 2001, two months after the 9/11 attacks, President Bush issued Military Order Number One. The order stated…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Doe v. Constant

http://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/doe-v-constant The case was filed on behalf of three Haitian women who were brutally tortured by FRAPH. Two of the three plaintiffs were gang-raped in front of their families. A third was attacked by two FRAPH operatives and left for…
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International War Crimes

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Will the UN and OAS Recognize Aristide or Coup Leaders? – Democracy Now Video

We speak with the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Michael Ratner about who the United Nations and Organization should recognize as the legitimate government of Haiti under international law and we take a look at the English translation of Aristide’s resignation…
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International War Crimes

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Special Broadcast: Haitian First Lady Mildred Aristide Speaks From The National Palace in Port Au Prince – Democracy Now Transcript

Democracy Now! aired a special show Friday afternoon on the latest from Haiti where opposition groups with ties to the U.S. are preparing to invade the capital city of Port Au Prince. We spoke with Haitian First Lady Mildred Aristide,…
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International War Crimes

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SPECIAL BROADCAST: Haitian First Lady Mildred Aristide Speaks From The National Palace in Port Au Prince – Democracy Now Video

Democracy Now! aired a special show Friday afternoon on the latest from Haiti where opposition groups with ties to the U.S. are preparing to invade the capital city of Port Au Prince. We spoke with Haitian First Lady Mildred Aristide,…
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International War Crimes

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