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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. Abtan, et al. v. Prince, et al.

    Estate of Himoud Saed Abtan, et al. v. Prince., et al. is a civil case filed in the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against private government contractor, Blackwater (now known as “Xe…

  2. Al Shimari v. CACI et al.

    Al Shimari  v. CACI is a federal lawsuit  brought by four Iraqi torture victims against private US-based contractor CACI International Inc., and CACI Premier Technology, Inc.  It asserts that CACI  participated directly and through a…

  3. Al-Quraishi et al v. Nakhla et al.

    Al-Quraishi v. Nakhla is a federal lawsuit against US-based private contractor L-3 Services, Inc. (formerly Titan Corporation) and Adel Nakhla, a former employee of Titan/L-3 Services.  Brought on behalf of 72 Iraqi Plaintiffs, it brings…

  4. Albazzaz, et al. v. Prince, et al.

    Estates of Albazzaz, et al. v. Prince, et al. is a civil lawsuit filed in the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against private government contractor, Blackwater (now known as “Xe Services”) and…

  5. Blum v. Holder

    Blum v. Holder is a federal lawsuit challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. The plaintiffs are five longtime animal rights activists whose advocacy work has been chilled…

  6. Bowoto v. Chevron

    Bowoto v. Chevron is a class action lawsuit charging Chevron/Texaco Corporation with gross violations of human rights including extrajudicial killing; crimes against humanity; and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment in the Niger Delta region. It…

  7. CCR Advocacy around Hydraulic Fracturing and the Human Right to Water

    On February 22, 2011, CCR and the Columbia Law School Environmental Law Clinic wrote a letter of advisement to the United Nations Independent Expert on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Related to Access to…

  8. Corrie et al. v. Caterpillar

    Corrie v. Caterpillar is a federal lawsuit filed against Illinois-based Caterpillar, Inc. on behalf of the parents of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old American peace activist and student who was run over and killed by a…

  9. Haiti: IACHR - Forced Evictions

    For the 1.5 million people still living in displacement camps, forced evictions pose an immediate threat of grave and irreparable harm, according to a coalition of human rights advocates who testified in October 2010 before…

  10. Haiti: IACHR - Gender Violence

    Among the many human rights issues ongoing in the IDP camps is that there is little or no security and women and girls are at heightened risk of rape and sexual assault.  Many women report…

  11. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

    Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. is a lawsuit brought against Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., Shell Transport & Trading Co., Plc, and its wholly owned subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC). The…

  12. Local 1330, United States Steelworkers of America v. U.S. Steel (amicus)

    United States Steelworkers of America v. U.S. Steel is a case which fought to keep steel plants open in Youngstown, Ohio. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an amicus curiae brief.

  13. Manzanarez v. C&Y Sportswear, Nien Hsing Textile Co., Ltd. and Chentex Garments

    Manzanarez v. C&Y Sportswear, Nien Hsing Textile Co., Ltd. and Chentex Garments is a case that highlighted workers’ rights violations committed by C&Y Sportswear, Nien Hsing Textile Co., Ltd., and Chentex Garments in Nicaragua.

  14. Presbyterian Church of Sudan et al v. Talisman Energy, Inc. (Amicus Brief)

    Talisman Energy, Inc. aided and abetted the Sudanese Government in a campaign of genocide and torture against non-Muslim African people in Southern Sudan in order to expand their oil exploration in the region.

  15. Professor Salaita Termination for Speech Critical of Israel

    CCR, along with the Chicago civil rights law firm of Loevy & Loevy, is representing Professor Steven Salaita, whose appointment to a tenured faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – for which…

  16. 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…

  17. Saleh et al v. Titan et al.

    Saleh v. Titan is a federal lawsuit brought by more than 250 Iraqi plaintiffs against private contractors CACI International Incorporated and Titan Corporation (now L-3 Services). It charges the companies with torture and other heinous and illegal…

  18. Wiwa et al v. Royal Dutch Petroleum et al

    Wiwa v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, Wiwa v. Anderson, and Wiwa v. Shell Petroleum Development Company are three lawsuits brought against the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and Shell Transport and Trading Company (Royal Dutch/Shell), the head…