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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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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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 – 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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Law and Disorder Radio – Heidi Boghosian on Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance (Part 2) – Ajamu Baraka on US Intervention in Syria – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Lynne Stewart’s September Letter National Lawyers Guild Letter Urging Compassionate Release for Lynne Stewart Chuck D Performance in Philadelphia and Mumia Protest US Pulling Back from War? NSA Shares US Intel with Israel – The Guardian Barrett Brown Case: Gag…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Internet Freedom

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Law and Disorder Radio – Vigil for Compassionate Release for Lynne Stewart – Whistleblower Case Updates – Lakota Indians to File UN Genocide Charges Against US, South Dakota – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Historic Vigil and Compassionate Release for Lynne Stewart It’s been seven weeks since Warden Jody Upton of FMC Carswell approved compassionate release for Lynne Stewart. This decision was based on the medical findings of Stage 4 cancer that spread to…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Internet Freedom

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Law and Disorder Radio – Jim Lafferty Speech at the National Lawyers Guild 75th Anniversary Celebration – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Jeremy Hammond Case Update: Currently in MCA Julian Assange Update: Ecuador Embassy, London Bradley Manning Hearing at Fort Meade – November 27-December 22             National Security State Eats its Own? General Petraeus Scandal Analysis Israel Bombing…
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Civil Liberties, Internet Freedom, Palestine

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Omar Khadr Returned to Canada After US and Canada Ignored International Law for Years – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: The Khadr case and others show how human rights have deteriorated in the US; Assange right to fear extradition. MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: Always good to be with you, Paul. JAY: And I guess…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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