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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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January 11, 2008 – On the sixth anniversary of the imprisonment of detainees at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today dismissed an action brought by four former British… Read More >>
January 9, 2008, New York, NY – Today, Haitian former paramilitary leader Emmanuel “Toto” Constant rejected a plea bargain that would have given him a prison sentence of three to nine years in a mortgage fraud case, electing instead to… Read More >>
December 20, 2007, Washington, DC – This morning, Santa Claus (in the person of noted constitutional lawyer Bill Goodman) drove his sleigh to the White House to deliver thousands of copies of the U.S. Constitution to President Bush. Americans… Read More >>
Center for Constitutional Rights President Michael Ratner - and the winner of this year's Puffin/Nation Prize - was recently interviewed by truthout on Guantanamo as well as the CIA's destruction of tapes that document torture. Visit truthout.org to watch the… Read More >>
December 19, 2007, Washington, D.C. - The estate of an Iraqi man who was killed when Blackwater personnel opened fire on innocent bystanders in and around Al Watahba Square in Baghdad on Sept. 9 sued the private military contractor in… Read More >>
New York, NY – Today, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) attorneys hailed the decision of Guantánamo detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan’s military commission as a significant development in the battle for fair hearings and humane treatment for the men held by… Read More >>
December 18, 2007, Washington D.C. – Hundreds of innocent torture victims came forward and filed a complaint in Washington federal court last night against CACI, the private military contractor involved torturing and abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib and other prisons… Read More >>
New York – Just days after a federal appeals court issued an interim order requiring the government to preserve evidence of Guantanamo detainee Majid Khan’s torture by the CIA, a second motion filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)… Read More >>
December 10, 2007 - On Monday, December 10, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in a Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) case that struck down portions of the 1996 Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) and… Read More >>
December 13, 2007, New York – The House of Representatives this evening voted to outlaw waterboarding and other forms of torture not permitted in the Army Field Manual (AFM). The latest version of the AFM was released on the same… Read More >>