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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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“We support the ICC in its pursuit of those who've perpetrated war crimes. We see no reason to support deferral [of the indictment] at this time.” — Ben Chang, Spokesman for President Obama's National Security Adviser, February 5, 2009 Read More >>
February 6, 2009, New York – Today, in the case of Khan Tumani v. Obama, attorneys at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel sought emergency relief for a young Syrian detained at Guantánamo. Mohammed Khan Tumani, who was… Read More >>
February 5, 2009, New York – Attorneys for Mohammed al Qahtani, the victim of the “First Special Interrogation Plan” overseen by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, filed a motion last night to compel the government to turn over exculpatory… Read More >>
February 5, 2009, Strasbourg, New York, Paris, London – Yesterday, the European parliament passed a cross-party resolution by overwhelming majority calling for European Union member states to accept those prisoners at Guantanamo who are in need of humanitarian protection. The… Read More >>
From: Sabin Willett January 23, 2009 Eric H. Holder, Jr., Esq., Attorney General-designate Mark R. Filip, Esq., Acting Attorney General The Honorable Robert M. Gates Secretary of Defense Re: Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay Gentlemen: Read More >>
January 28, 2009, New York – In response to reports of a possible promise by Attorney General Nominee Eric Holder to senior Republican members of Congress that he would not prosecute Bush Administration officials involved in torture,… Read More >>
January 22, 2009, New York – In response to President Obama’s signing of new executive orders today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement: We welcome the beginning of the end of lawlessness. Under the previous administration, executive… Read More >>
January 21, 2009, New York – Center for Constitutional Rights attorneys for Guantánamo detainees responded today to portions of President Obama’s draft executive order to close the offshore prison camp that appeared in the news. According to accounts, the president… Read More >>
New York, N.Y. January 16, 2009 – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments in the human rights case, Matar v. Dichter. The lawsuit charges former Director of the Israel General Security Services Avi Dichter… Read More >>