Tag Archive: United Nations

UN Victory in Assange Case – Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Blog – with Melinda Taylor and Carey Shenkman

In a major legal victory for international human rights law, the UN acknowledged the risk of extradition to the United States faced by journalist Julian Assange. This decision marks a significant development in the law of detention, and has enormous…
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Internet Freedom

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Wikileaks Revelations Expose US NSA Tentacles Reaching into Allied Governments Around the World – TRNN Video Link

CCR’s Michael Ratner breaks down how documents expose United States economic and political spying as CCR calls on UN to protect publishers as well as whistleblowers.

Civil Liberties, Internet Freedom

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Law and Disorder Radio – UN Report Finds Israel Committed War Crimes in 2014 Gaza War – ICE Detention Center Standards Improve, But Being Released Now More Difficult – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Michael Ratner: Historic Ruling: High-Level Bush Officials Including Ashcroft May Be Sued for Post-9/11 Abuse of Immigration Detainees at Metropolitan Detention Center Hosts Wish Happy Birthday to Karen Ranucci                 WUN Human Rights Report Finds…
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UN Report: Israel Committed Unprecedented Devastation and Killings in 2014 Gaza War – TRNN Video Link

Next step: Palestine submits thousands of pages documenting Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court; if the prosecutor fails to act, legitimacy of the court will further erode, says CCR’s Michael Ratner.

International War Crimes, Palestine

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Law and Disorder Radio – FiSaraha International Film Festival – ACLU Lawsuit to Make Catholic Groups Provide Abortions to Undocumented Immigrants – Proposal to Award Chicago Police Torture Victims Reparations – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Attorneys Make United Nations Urgent Appeal Request for Mumia Abu-Jamal                         FiSaraha International Film Festival Co-host Michael Ratner recently attended the 11th FiSaraha International Film Festival in Africa’s Western…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – Glen Ford on Ferguson Protests – Ohio Bill to Keep All Details of Executions Secret – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Michael Ratner: Is Congress’s Decision on Obama’s Plan to Close GTMO Really a Setback as Newspapers Report? Congress was considering whether to allow Guantanamo detainees to be resettled in the United States. That’s something Obama wants to do because so…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Internet Freedom

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Law and Disorder Radio – The Revictimization Relief Act and Mumia Abu-Jamal – Speech by Richard Falk on The Palestinian Future After Gaza – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Obama Could Allow “Torture Light” Interpretation of U.N. Treaty on Torture Michael Smith Returns from Argentina Book Tour, Describes How U.S Attempts to Destabilize Argentina Economy             The Revictimization Relief Act (Muzzle Mumia) Last Thursday, the…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Palestine

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From Guantanamo to Wikileaks: Taking on the State in a Post 9/11 World – Brooklyn Law School – Speech Notes – PDF

2014  From Guantanamo to Wikileaks: Taking on the State in a Post 9 /11 World

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Internet Freedom

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Law and Disorder Radio – The Legality of War Powers – The People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Summit – National Immigration Project Sues on Behalf of Child Migrants – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

The Legality of War Powers: Michael Ratner Law and Disorder co-host Michael Ratner explains war powers in the United States and questions the legality of President Barack Obama’s decision to launch attacks against the Islamic State using the 2001 Authorization…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – US Covert Military Operations in Libya and Somalia – Phyllis Bennis on the US, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and Israel – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

  Lynne Stewart Turns 74 Phone Campaign for Lynne Stewart to be Let Out of Prison Under Compassionate Release Che Guevara Anniversary Shocking Statistics on Americans Under 30           The United States Military Kidnapping in Libya…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes

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