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An up-to-date archive of major press coverage of CCR's work and opinion pieces. Articles are available either on the original publisher's site or as a PDF.

  1. Collective Punishment by Nationality: The Plight of Guantanamo's Yemenis

    Huffington Post10/28/2013 - 11:20

    By Omar Farah, staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights Like my client Fahd Ghazy, 90 out of the 164 men still at Guantánamo are from Yemen. Over one-third of all Guantánamo prisoners are Yemenis…

  2. For Herman Wallace, solitary confinement amounted to a death sentence

    Washington Post10/25/2013 - 11:41

    David Cole is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center .

  3. Awaiting Execution is a "Living Death"

    San Diego Union Tribune, by Kevin Cooper10/11/2013 - 00:00

    "My name is Kevin Cooper. I am a 55-year-old African American man on death row in California. I have been here, trying to prove my innocence, for 28 years. In 2004, I came within hours of…

  4. Torture on Death Row

    Huffington Post10/09/2013 - 14:03

    by Vincent Warren Originally published here.

  5. Iraqi Birth Defects Covered Up?

    Huffington Post, by CCR Cooperating Attorney Jeena Shah10/04/2013 - 00:00

    "This week, one of the world's most renowned and respected medical journals, The Lancet, joined the chorus of epidemiologists challenging the credibility of a recently-released report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and …

  6. Pelican Bay: Solitary confinement is pure torture

    San Jose Mercury News09/25/2013 - 00:00

     "On Thursday a federal judge will consider whether a lawsuit challenging long-term solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison should be certified as a class action. Filed on behalf of 10 prisoners who have been…

  7. I 'Got Snatched': Daniel McGowan's Bizarre Trip Through America's Prison System

    Huffington Post 09/13/2013 - 15:22

     ... According to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of a number of prisoners, the CMUs are analogous to solitary confinement -- an "experiment in social isolation" that allows corrections officials…

  8. Calls for Iraq War Accountability amid Syria Debate

    FireDogLike by Laura Raymond09/13/2013 - 00:00

     "As the country has been debating military intervention in Syria, the airwaves and blogosphere, conversations on the street and phone calls to Congress have rightly been filled with talk of the catastrophe caused by the…

  9. U.S. militarism does not advance human rights

    MSNBC.com, by CCR Legal Director Baher Azmy08/30/2013 - 00:00

     "Evidence of chemical weapons attacks on civilian populations in Syria last week added a barbarous dimension to an already heart-wrenching humanitarian disaster that has been unfolding in Syria over the past two years. The Obama…

  10. The barbaric treatment of a true patriot

    MSNBC.com, by CCR Executive Director Vincent Warren08/21/2013 - 00:00

    "It has been a very bad week for democracy. In particular, it has been a bad week for Americans who have placed the right of the people to know what their government is doing above…