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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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New York, June 3, 2009 – Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the District Court decision dismissing the Wiwa v. Shell plaintiffs’ claims against Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Ltd. (Shell Nigeria). The District Court had dismissed… Read More >>
June 1, 2009, New York, NY – In response to the murder of respected and celebrated OB-GYN physician and abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas this week, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement: “We join… Read More >>
This is a repost of a press release by the US Human Rights Network of which the Center for Constitutional Rights is a member. Atlanta, May 29, 2009 - In response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to repossess… Read More >>
May 27, 2009, New York – In response to both the California Supreme Court ruling supporting Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage ballot initiative, and the United States Supreme Court ruling overturning the ban on police initiating questioning without the defendant’s… Read More >>
New York, May 26th, 2009 – The beginning of the trial in the landmark human rights lawsuits Wiwa v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell) and Wiwa v. Anderson has been delayed. The case had been previously scheduled to begin tomorrow, May… Read More >>
May 21, 2009, New York – Center for Constitutional Rights President Michael Ratner and Managing Attorney for CCR’s Guantanamo project Shayana Kadidal responded with disappointment to President Obama’s speech this morning. CCR represents the detainees at Guantánamo and is part… Read More >>
May 18, 2009, New York – Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision against a post-9/11 detainee’s challenge to former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller’s role in his discriminatory confinement and abuse. The 5-4… Read More >>
May 15, 2009, New York, New York – Today, Lakhdar Boumediene, an Algerian citizen who had been detained at Guantánamo Bay since his seizure in Bosnia in 2001, was released to France. Mr. Boumediene, who was exonerated by the Bosnian… Read More >>
May 15, 2009, New York, New York – In response to President Obama’s announcement of his plans to revive the military commissions at Guantanamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), issued the following statement: Read More >>