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A current and comprehensive list of CCR's press releases, press statements, and case updates dating back to 2003.
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February 1, 2010, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) asked the United States Supreme Court to take up the case of Canadian citizen Maher Arar against U.S. officials for sending him to Syria to be interrogated… Read More >>
January 29, 2010, Brussels and New York – At the start of the E.U.-U.S. Consultations on Human Rights, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), urged the parties to address the issue of… Read More >>
January 22, 2010 Judge Orders New York to Correct Bias in Fire Department By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT A federal judge on Thursday ordered the City of New York to remedy years of discriminatory hiring in the Fire Department by giving hundreds of black… Read More >>
Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s announcement to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay. The Obama administration has already said it will miss the deadline, and CCR, the ACLU, Amnesty International, MoveOn, Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and other rights groups will… Read More >>
January 18, 2010, New York – An article published today in Harper’s Magazine by Scott Horton raises grave questions about the manner in which three prisoners died in Guantanamo in June 2006, two of whom are plaintiffs in a civil… Read More >>
January 14, 2010, New York, Washington DC, and Port-au-Prince – In the wake of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, six prominent rights groups issued a statement today calling for relief efforts to be grounded in human rights principles, transparency, and… Read More >>
January 13, 2010, New York, NY – Today, United States District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit charging the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) with intentionally racially discriminatory hiring practices.… Read More >>
January 11, 2010, Washington, D.C. – To mark the beginning of the ninth year of detention without charge or trial at Guantánamo today, activists and lawyers of detained men held a rally, a march, and a public briefing to outline… Read More >>
January 7, 2010. From The Guardian.co.uk The US security company Blackwater agreed today to pay compensation over the killing of Iraqi civilians by company guards accused of reckless disregard for human life. The deal comes just days after a US court threw… Read More >>
January 7, 2010, New York and Washington DC – Congress should not prevent disclosure of its knowledge and oversight of the CIA’s use of rendition, secret detention, and torture, three leading human rights groups urged today. The groups – Amnesty… Read More >>