Tag Archive: Attorney Peter Weiss

Doe v. Karadzic – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1994-1995

In February 1993, CCR, joined by the International Women’s Human Rights Law Clinic of CUNY Law School and the International League for Human Rights, sued the self-proclaimed leader of the Bosnian Serbs, Radovan Karadzic, for war crimes, genocide, torture, and…
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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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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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De Negri v. Republic of Chile – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1992

July 2, 1986 was a fateful day for two Chilean teenagers, Carmen Gloria Quintana and Rodrigo Rojas de Negri. De Negri, who had spent most of his life in exile in Washington, D.C., had returned to Santiago as a free-lance…
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International War Crimes

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Dellums v. Bush – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket Fall 1991

As the President deployed soaring numbers of U.S. armed forces to the Gulf, and campaigned for authorization from the United Nations and Middle Eastern states to oust Iraq from Kuwait militarily, an offensive attack on Iraq loomed. At this stage,…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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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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De Negri v. Republic of Chile – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket Fall 1991

July 2, 1986 was a fateful day for two Chilean teenagers, Carmen Gloria Quintana and Rodrigo Rojas de Negri. De Negri, who had spent most of his life in exile in Washington, D.C., had returned to Santiago as a free-lance…
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International War Crimes

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Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason & Forti v. Suarez-Mason – International Human Rights – Fall Docket 1990

As Commander of the First Anny Corps during the height of repression under Argentina ‘s military dictatorship. General Guillermo Suarez­ Mason was responsible for the abduction, torture and disappearance of thousands of Argentines. When Raul Alfonsin came to power in…
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International War Crimes

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De Negri v. Republic of Chile – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1989-1990

July 2, 1986, was a fateful day for two Chilean teenagers, Carmen Gloria Quintana and Rodrigo Rojas de Negri. De Negri, who had spent most of his life in exile in Washington, D.C., had returned to Santiago as a free-lance…
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International War Crimes

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Martinez-Baca v. Suarez-Mason & Forti v. Suarez-Mason – International Human Rights and Solidarity – CCR Docket 1989-1990

As Commander of the First Army Corps in Argentina during the height of repression under the military dictatorship that ruled that country, General Guillermo Suarez­ Mason was responsible for the abduction, torture, and disappearance of thousands of Argentine citizens. When Raul Alfonsin came to power in 1984,…
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International War Crimes

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