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…
Read more

Internet Freedom

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , ,

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

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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…
Read more

Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

, , , , , , , , ,

Assange Speaks to UN – TRNN Video Link

Michael Ratner (US attorney for Julian Assange): Assange called for release of Bradley Manning and attacked President Obama’s call for free speech while suppressing whistle blowers. http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=74&jumival=8893  

Internet Freedom

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Should the U.S. Intervene in Libya? – Letter to the Editor NY Times

To the Editor: “Discord Grows on the Politics of Intervention” (front page, March 8) describes the tactical and political risks of American intervention in Libya, but nowhere does it state that such an action would be illegal unless authorized by…
Read more

International War Crimes

, , , , , , , , ,

International Statement Concerning the Legal Consequences of the Israeli Attack on the Gaza Flotilla on May 31, 2010 – Statement and Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – PDF

2010 International Statement Concerning the Israeli Attack on the Gaza Flotilla June 17, 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Re:       International demand for accountability for Israeli attack on…
Read more

International War Crimes, Palestine

, , , , , ,