Fact Sheets and FAQs

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CCR Factsheets and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) cover a variety of areas, and aim to move beyond the boundaries of specific cases to address some of the broader issues and root causes in our work. Most Factsheets and FAQs are also available to download as pdf's so they can be easily printed and distributed.

This list can be ordered by date or name, and filtered by the issues to which the Factsheet relates.

  1. FAQs about the FBI Informant Program and the No Fly List

    What is Tanvir v. Holder about and what are you challenging?

  2. The Firing of Steven Salaita: Palestine Solidarity & Academic Freedom

    In Fall 2013, Professor Steven Salaita accepted a tenured faculty position in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) after a rigorous, year-long faculty hiring process. Relying on UIUC’s…

  3. Attacks on Gaza and International Humanitarian Law

    On July 8, 2014, Israel launched "Operation Protective Edge,” an intense bombing campaign and ground incursion against the occupied Palestinian territory’s Gaza Strip, the densely populated home to 1.8 million Palestinians.  During this latest offensive…

  4. CMU: 2014 Documents Detail Due Process Violations

    In April 2014, hundreds of documents detailing the process for designating and keeping prisoners in Federal Bureau of Prisons Communications Management Units (CMUs) were made public for the first time, through a lawsuit brought by…

  5. Timeline - Floyd v. the City of New York

    Click here to download a one-page timeline in our case Floyd v. the City of New York. This timeline was last updated Feb. 4, 2015.   To learn more about our work, visit: http://www.ccrjustice.org/stop-and-frisk

  6. Three Things Pope Francis Can and Must Do Now to Address Sexual Violence

    Sexual violence by priests and other church officials has severely impacted the lives and violated the rights of hundreds of thousands of people, mostly children. Unfortunately, this is not a “problem of the past;” widespread…

  7. The NYPD’s Surveillance and Targeting of Muslims in New Jersey

      The NYPD's Surveillance and Targeting of Muslims in New Jersey   Download the factsheet on the NYPD's Surveillance and Targeting of Muslims in New Jersey (updated Feb. 2015) here.   What is the NYPD Surveillance and Mapping Program? Since 9/11, (actual…

  8. The Right to Reparations

    Download the full Right to Reparations Factsheet The right of victims of armed conflict to receive reparation is well established under international law. A basic concept of our domestic and international justice systems is…

  9. The Right to Heal: Holding the U.S. Accountable for the Human Costs of War [English and Arabic]

    Download the full Right to Heal Factsheet, updated March 2014. On March 19, 2013 - the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq - the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), Iraq Veterans Against…

  10. Guantánamo Documents: On the Forgotten Men Unjustly Detained

    See attachments at the bottom of this page for a brief overview of Guantánamo today, and to read the documents indexed below.  

  11. Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta Factsheet: Suit Seeks Accountability for Killings of Three Americans in U.S. Drone Strikes


  12. Israeli Attacks on US Human Rights Defenders

  13. The Alien Tort Statute: Protecting the Law that Protects Human Rights

  14. LGBTI Uganda Fights Back: The Case Against Scott Lively

    Over the last few years, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) rights movement in Uganda has experienced an escalation of discrimination, threats of violence and persecution. For at least the past ten years,…

  15. Torture: The Use of Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

    Learn more about our work challenging solitary confinement - useful links and related resources:

  16. Risks for Non-citizens Participating in Occupy Wall Street

    People march in support of immigrant rights, Atlanta, GA , July 2011. UPDATE: Because of the implementation of the Secure Communities program in New York City, this resource is out of date. We will update as…

  17. FAQs Seeking Justice In The ICC: Holding Vatican Officials Responsible for Rape and Sexual Violence

  18. Fact Sheet: Seeking Justice in the ICC

  19. The Right to Boycott: Olympia Food Co-op Board Sued for Constitutionally-Protected Activity

    On July 15, 2010, the Olympia Food Co-op’s Board passed a resolution by consensus to enact a peaceful boycott of Israeli goods. Annual Board elections were held in November 2010, in which a number of…

  20. Factsheet: The Death Penalty is a Human Rights Violation

    The Center for Constitutional Rights has assembled this fact sheet examining the death penalty in the United States from a human rights perspective.

  21. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012: Information for Concerned Activists

    The Center for Constitutional Rights has put together this fact sheet to address questions concerned activists might have regarding the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.

  22. Parents of Assassinated Activist sue Honduran Coup Leader: The Case against Roberto Micheletti Baín

  23. Guantánamo by the Numbers: What You Should Know & Do About Guantánamo

    780 men and boys, all of them Muslim, have been imprisoned over time at Guantánamo since January 2002. 86%* were sold to the United States during a time when the U.S. military was offering large bounties for capture;…

  24. The Struggle for Truth in Honduras: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission vs. the True Commission

    In the aftermath of the June 28, 2009 coup d’etat in Honduras, the Organization of American States (OAS) designated then-Costa Rican President Oscar Arias as mediator between the coup regime and the ousted government to…

  25. Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature Law: A Modern-Day Scarlet Letter

    Download the Crime Against Nature Factsheet   Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature statute, which dates back to the 19th century, is an archaic law founded on moral disapproval of what kinds of sex acts are acceptable. The…