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

From Daniels v. City of New York, the case that led to the dismantling of the notorious NYPD Street Crimes Unit responsible for killing Amadou Diallo, to our upcoming Supreme Court case which aims to close down Guantánamo and restore habeas corpus, CCR’s work demonstrates unwavering commitment to progressive principles, people’s movements and human rights.

A comprehensive collection of CCR's active cases, this list can be ordered by date or case name, and filtered by the issues to which they relate.

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  1. Frazier v. Florida Department of Education (Amicus brief)

    The Center for Constitutional Rights and the public interest organization Public Good joined together to submit an amicus brief in support of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in this case. The Frazier case and…

  2. French War Crimes Complaint Against Donald Rumsfeld, et al.

    This is a complaint filed in France by CCR and European human rights organizations against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for ordering and authorizing torture.

  3. German War Crimes Complaint Against Donald Rumsfeld, et al.

    On November 14, 2006, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a criminal complaint with the German Federal Prosecutor to open an investigation and, ultimately, a criminal prosecution that will look into the responsibility of…

  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. Goodman, et al. v. St. Paul, et al.

    Goodman, et al. v. St. Paul, et al. is a lawsuit brought on behalf of three journalists against federal and local Minneapolis and St. Paul law enforcement.  The lawsuit alleges that their policies and conduct…

  6. Gulino v. The Board of Education of the City of New York and the New York State Education Department

    NOTICE: The deadline to submit claim and consent forms is December 31, 2014.  If you may be eligible to be a class member in the Gulino litigation, please visit www.gulinolitigation.com to download a form and…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Haiti: IACHR - Haitian Removals

    On January 6, 2011, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the University of Miami School of Law Human Rights and Immigration Clinics, the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Alternative Chance and the Loyola Law Clinic and Center…

  10. 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…

  11. Harrington v. MTA

    Harrington v. MTA (Case No. 05-cv-3341 (E.D.N.Y.)) was a civil suit filed on behalf of Sikh subway motorman Kevin Harrington against the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), which attempted to prevent him from wearing…

  12. Hassan v. City of New York

    Hassan v. City of New York, filed on June 6, 2012 in federal court in New Jersey, was brought on behalf of several New Jersey plaintiffs who were targeted and surveilled by the New York…

  13. 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…

  14. Honduras: True Commission and CCR Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

    CCR has been involved in advocacy aimed to address systemic human rights violations in Honduras arising out of the June 28, 2009 military coup d’etat that ousted President Manuel Zelaya. We have advocated against the…

  15. Ibrahim v. Department of Homeland Security

    Amicus brief in support of plaintiff challenging her inclusion on the no-fly list and seeking damages.

  16. Johnson v. Locke

    Johnson v. Locke is a lawsuit that intends to stop the government from using racially-biased arrest records as a strike against applicants for temporary positions with the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010.

  17. Juvenile Life Without Parole (Amicus Brief)

    CCR joined as an amicus in Graham v. Florida and Sullivan v. Florida, two cases that will evaluate how the Eighth Amendment’s clause on cruel and unusual punishment applies to sentencing juveniles.

  18. 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…

  19. Khan v. Obama/ Khan v. Gates

    CCR’s representation of Majid Khan involves two cases: Khan v. Obama, a habeas corpus petition filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and Khan v. Gates, a petition for review under…

  20. Khouzam v. Chertoff, et al. (amicus)

    In Khouzam v. Chertoff, et al., Egyptian citizen and Pennsylvania resident Sameh Sami S. Khouzam is challenging his removal to Egypt, where he feared he would be tortured. CCR filed an amicus brief in support…

  21. Killmon, et al. v. City of Miami, et al.

    Killmon, et al. v. City of Miami, et al. is a lawsuit brought on behalf of 21 activists to challenge the government’s assault on the civil rights of protesters through a deliberate and coordinated disruption…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. Kunstler v. City of New York

    Kunstler v. City of New York was a multi-plaintiff lawsuit filed against the New York Police Department for unlawfully arresting and detaining peaceful anti-war protesters for excessively long periods of time.

  25. Legal Support to the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York

    Activist and formerly imprisoned Haitian immigrant Jean Montrevil speaks to supporters after being released from the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Photo from New Sanctuary Movement website. CCR is providing legal support and…