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The U.S. government's detention of the people at Guantanamo and refusal of habeas corpus rights establishes a precedent that threatens the Constitutional rights of all of us.
A quick look at the government repression starting with Nixon and Kissinger. CCR has been fighting the government every step of the way.
A look at CCR seminal work in the Women's Rights movement and the defense of a woman's right to choose.
A brief overview of CCR's successful campaign to abolish the practice of new York State exploitive prisoners trying to stay in touch with their families.
A look at CCR pioneering work fighting the abuses at Guantanamo Bay.
An overview of CCR crucial work battling the resurgence of the Klu Klux Klan.
40 years ago CCR was founded in order to provide legal support for the activists driving the civil rights movement. (more)
Executive Director Vincent Warren explains why progressive law can't be practiced outside of a movement context.
A quick look at the destructive policies rolled out by the Bush administration and what CCR has been doing to combat them.
Susan Hu speaks about what it is like to work on CCR's numerous Guantanamo Bay legal battles.
Attorney Shayana Kadidal discusses the existing court solely dedicated to granting the government surveillance warrants.
Mohammed's Attorney Gitanjali Gutierrez discusses his torture at the hand of the United States.
A federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of three Black activists who were manhandled and arrested while peacefully and lawfully filming New York Police Department officers.
CCR President Michael Ratner speaks about U.S. practices of torture at a town hall meeting hosted by Ted Koppel.
Watch excerpts from the documentary "Guantanamo Unplugged" by Stephan Bachenheimer.
Gitanjali Gutierrez speaks about Donald Rumsfeld’s authorization of torture.
A look back at CCR groundbreaking work in the field of international human rights including one of the most important cases of the 20th century, Filartiga v Pena.
Staff Attorney Rachel Meeropol discusses the indictments and the impact it has on her ongoing case against some of those same guards.
Janis Karpinski, former US Brigadier General, Commander of the 800th Military Police Brigade in Iraq, the unit responsible for Abu Ghraib: Justifying Torture, and Distorting the Truth.
Executive director Vince Warren discusses CCR’s case against Donald Rumsfeld.
Renowned French journalist Henri Alleg discusses his experience of waterboarding from when he was tortured by the French army.
German Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck describes his role in the case against Donald Rumsfeld and the implication for International Law.
Former Brigadier General Janis Karpinski describes her supervisory capacity in Iraq and her scape-goating following the Abu Ghraib Scandal.
A January 11th press conference held at the steps of the Supreme Court.
The True Story of Innocent Canadian Citizen Maher Arar, who was sent by the Bush Administration to Syria where he was tortured for nearly a year.