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The Supreme Court will hear CCR's case Al Odah v. U.S. this term.

Between current and past cases we have approximately 150 case descriptions available here. This list can be ordered by date or name, and filtered by the issues to which they relate.

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  1. Hamad v. Gates (amicus brief)

    In this amicus brief, filed in support of a former Guantánamo detainee's request that the Supreme Court review a lower court's dismissal of his case seeking damages for abuse he suffered in detention, CCR argues…

  2. Blackman Hinds v. Holder (Amicus Brief)

    Blackman v. Holder is one of several cases in which the Center for Constitutional Rights has submitted amicus briefs in support of non-citizens seeking relief from immigration detention. It involves a challenge to the deportation…

  3. Hicks v. United States

    David Hicks is an Australian citizen and one of the first men detained at Guantánamo Bay after 9/11. During the five and a half years he spent at Guantánamo, Mr. Hicks was regularly beaten, psychologically…

  4. Ghazy v. Bush

    FAHD GHAZY Detained at Guantánamo since 2002, when he was a juvenile; Cleared for transfer since 2007       Fahd Ghazy is a Yemeni-national who has been detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba since February 2002…

  5. Ba Odah v. Obama

    TARIQ BA ODAH Detained at Guantánamo since February 2002; Hunger-striking since 2006; Cleared for transfer since 2009        Tariq Ba Odah is a Yemeni-national who has been detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba since February 2002. He has a pending habeas corpus…

  6. Right to Heal Initiative

    FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON THE RIGHT TO HEAL INITIATIVE, VISIT RIGHTTOHEAL.ORG. On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the U.S. government accountable for…

  7. Aguilar, et al. v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), et al.

    Aguilar, et al. v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, et al. is a federal lawsuit filed by Latino men, women and children to challenge ICE’s policy of warrantless and discriminatory home raids throughout New York State.  …

  8. Al-Bihani v. Obama

    Ghaleb Nassar Al-Bihani, ISN 128 In Dire Health & Detained for Over 12 Years Without Charge Cleared for Transfer in 2014 …

  9. Othman v. Obama

    Khaled Abd el Ghabar Mohammed Othman is a Yemeni refugee who has been detained in Guantánamo for over eight years. His case is one of many where the government and habeas counsel have been in…

  10. Bush Torture Indictment

    Canada In 2011, CCR and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) lodged a detailed and lengthy indictment setting forth the case against former U.S. president George W. Bush with the Attorney General of Canada, urging…

  11. Al-Zahrani v. Rumsfeld & Al-Zahrani v. United States

    Al-Zahrani v. Rumsfeld is a civil action filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of the families and estates of two men who died at Guantánamo Bay in June 2006. The case…

  12. Khan Tumani, et al., v. Obama, et al.

    Khan Tumani, et al., v. Obama, el al., is a petition for habeas corpus filed on behalf Abdul Nasser Khan Tumani and Muhammed Khan Tumani, Syrian father and son who have been unlawfully detained in…

  13. Kiyemba v. Obama

    Kiyemba v. Obama is a habeas corpus petition filed in the D.C. District Court on behalf of 17 innocent Uighur men who have been imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay for almost seven years. The government acknowledged as…

  14. Ameziane v. Obama / Ameziane v. United States

    DJAMEL AMEZIANE Detained at Guantánamo since February 2002; cleared for transfer in October 2008; Forcibly transferred to Algeria on December 5, 2013  *Photo credits: Center for Constitutional Rights ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane's Decade in Guantanamo    …

  15. Rasul v. Bush

    In early 2002, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed two habeas corpus petitions, Rasul v. Bush and Habib v. Bush, challenging the U.S. government's practice of holding foreign nationals captured in connection with its…

  16. Zalita v. Obama

    Abdul Ra’ouf Ammar Mohammad Abu Al Qassim is a Libyan refugee who was detained in Guantánamo for nearly eight years. His habeas corpus petition was under the name Zalita v. Obama. The U.S. government determined very…

  17. FOIA: Ghost Detention and Extraordinary Rendition Case

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), in collaboration with Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), and Washington Square Legal Services (WSLS), filed this lawsuit against the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of State…

  18. Rasul v. Rumsfeld

    Rasul v. Rumsfeld is a lawsuit against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on behalf of four former detainees seeking damages for their arbitrary detention and torture while detained at Guantánamo. 

  19. Celikgogus v. Rumsfeld & Allaithi v. Rumsfeld

    Celikgogus v. Rumsfeld, et al. and Allaithi v. Rumsfeld, et al. are civil cases seeking compensatory damages and declaratory relief for six former Guantánamo detainees.

  20. Torture FOIA: ACLU, CCR, et al. v. Dept. of Defense, et al.

    ACLU, CCR, et al. v. Dept. of Defense, et al. is a suit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights together with the American Civil Liberties Union, Physicians for Human Rights, Veterans for Common Sense,…

  21. al Qahtani v. Obama

    Al Qahtani v. Obama is a habeas corpus petition filed on behalf of Mohammed al Qahtani. Al Qahtani is a Saudi citizen who has been detained in Guantánamo for nearly nine years and who was…

  22. Boumediene v. Bush / Al Odah v. United States

    On June 28, 2004, the Supreme Court held in Rasul v. Bush, that the nearly-600 men imprisoned by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba had a right of access to the federal courts, via…

  23. United States of America v. Osama Awadallah

    United States of America v. Osama Awadallah is a lawsuit in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) defended Osama Awadallah against charges that he made two false material declarations before a grand jury.

  24. Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (amicus)

    Hamdi v. Rumsfeld is a case that challenged the arrest and denial of due process to U.S. citizen Yaser Esam Hamdi before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  25. Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (amicus)

    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld is a habeas corpus petition in which Salim Ahmed Hamdan challenged the authority and policy of military commissions at Guantánamo Bay.