Tag Archive: Attorney Peter Weiss

Litigating Against Torture: The German Prosecution – Draft Book Chapter in The Torture Debate in America – with Peter Weiss – PDF

2004 Litigating Against Torture: The German Prosecution On November 30, 2004 the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)1, a U.S. based human rights legal organization, filed a criminal complaint in Germany seeking an investigation of and prosecution against ten high level…
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Salas v. United States – International Human Rights and Solidarity – Fall Docket 1998

The 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama left an estimated 2,000 civilians dead, and 18,000 homeless. The following year, CCR filed a complaint with the organization of American States (OAS) on behalf of 272 civilian victims, charging that the invasion was…
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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1998

In December 1997, U.S. District Court Judge Peter K. Leisure granted plaintiffs” motion for class certification in this civil suit against Radovan Karadzic, the self-proclaimed leader of the Bosnian Serbs, for war crimes, genocide, rape, torture, and other violations of…
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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

The stage appears to be set for a default judgment in a civil suit against Radovan Karadzic, the self -proclaimed leader of the Bosnian Serbs, for war crimes, genocide, torture  and violations of international human rights standards. Subsequent to the…
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Salas v. United States – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1997

Despite expectations, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS) did not rule in October 1996 on the longstanding claims brought by CCR for 272 Panamanian civilian victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama….
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Salas v. United States – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1996

In October 1996 the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the organization of American States (OAS) is expected to issue a long-awaited decision on claims brought by CCR for 272 Panamanian civilian victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama….
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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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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1995

In June 1995 CCR attorneys forcefully urged the Second District Court of Appeals in New York to reverse a lower court’s dismissal of this case, an attempt to bring to justice these responsible for the systemic rape of thousands of…
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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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Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Spring 1994

An especially horrifying feature of the vicious civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina is the systematic rape of thousands of women. Serb forces in Bosnia have used rape as a calculated tactic of the war’s notorious ethnic cleansing. Although  rape has been…
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