Tag Archive: Attorney Peter Weiss

Sanchez v. Reagan – International Law – CCR Docket 1985-1986

While the International Court of Justice (the World Court) was issuing a preliminary restraining order against the United States for its illegal actions against the government and peo­ple of Nicaragua in May 1984, CCR attorneys were arguing in a federal…
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International War Crimes

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Crockett v. Reagan – International – CCR Docket 1984-1985

United States military personnel are openly planning the war in El Salvador and are active in combat areas. U.S. officers train the El Salvador armed forces in all aspects of military activity including interrogation and communication techniques. The U.S. uses…
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International War Crimes

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In the Matter of Sullivan – International – CCR Docket 1984-1985

John Sullivan, Jr. was a free-lance journalist who went to El Salvador in December 1980 to write a story on the war. Shortly after his arrival, he disappeared. Over three years later, a United States pathologist identified as Sullivan’s a…
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International War Crimes

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Barnes v. Kline – International – CCR Docket 1984-1985

On January 4, 1984, the CCR filed an action challenging President Reagan’s “pocket veto” of HR 4042 on behalf of 33 members of Congress. H R 4042 mandates that the President periodically certify that there have been significant improvements in…
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International War Crimes

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Dellums v. Smith – International – CCR Docket 1984-1985

In July 1983, CCR attorneys filed a federal complaint demanding an investigation of President Reagan’s violation of the Neutrality Act in the United States-sponsored war against Nicaragua. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…
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International War Crimes

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Alvarez v. FBI – Government Misconduct – CCR Document 1981-1982

Jose Alberto Alvarez, a long-time leader in the movement for Puerto Rico independence, a member of the Central Committee and an officer of the Puerto Rican Sociali st Party (PSP), was told after filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)…
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Civil Liberties

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Crockett v. Reagan – International – CCR Docket 1981-1982

Shortly after taking office, the Reagan Administration dramatically increased United States support for the military— civilian  junta in El Salvador. The Administration sent 56 “military advisers” to train government forces in techniques of counter-insurgency and sent millions of dollars worth of…
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International War Crimes

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Filártiga v. Peña-Irala

https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/fil-rtiga-v-pe-irala On April 6, 1979, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Filártiga v. Peña-Irala was filed on behalf of Dr. Joel Filártiga and Dolly Filártiga charging former Paraguayan official Americo Peña-Irala with the wrongful…
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International War Crimes

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Jose Alberto Alvarez v. F.B.I. – Government Misconduct – CCR Docket 1978-1979

In 1977, Jose Alberto Alvarez, a long-time leader in the movement for independence for Puerto Rico, currently First Secretary of the United States Branch of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP), and member of PSP’s Central Committee, requested his files…
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Civil Liberties

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