Please join us as the Center for Consitutional Rights and co-counsel argue before Judge Brinkema against CACI's motions to dismiss the case under the state secrets privilege and for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and for summary judgment. Please note that electronic devices are not permitted in the courtroom, and the court cannot store them. Members of the public will also need to pass through a security check prior to entering the court.
Al Shimari v. CACI is a federal lawsuit brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of four Iraqi torture victims against U.S.-based government contractor CACI Premier Technology, Inc. The lawsuit asserts that CACI directed and participated in illegal conduct, including torture, at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq where it was hired by the U.S. to provide interrogation services. Center for Consitutional Rights's four clients were all held at the “hard site” in Abu Ghraib prison in 2003-2004. This case is part of Center for Consitutional Rights’s effort to bring accountability for torture and other serious violations of international law arising out of the so-called “war on terror” and invasion of Iraq.
Trial has been scheduled to begin on April 23, 2019.