Consolidated cases against private military contractor Blackwater, later known as Xe Services, and its founder Erik Prince, for the Nisoor Square shooting and the killing of civilians at Watahba...
Updated: August 11, 2017
Sanchez-Espinosa v. Reagan is a case that challenged U.S. officials’ support for murder, rape, and other torture in Nicaragua. In May 1984, while the International Court of Justice was issuing a...
Updated: July 31, 2018
A class action lawsuit brought against the former Head of the IDF Army Intelligence, which charges that the defendant's participation in the shelling of a UN compound in Qana, Lebanon constitutes war...
Updated: September 26, 2018
Corrie v. Caterpillar was a federal lawsuit filed against Illinois-based Caterpillar, Inc. on behalf of the parents of Rachel Corrie and four Palestinian families whose relatives were killed or...
Updated: November 19, 2018
Charging former Paraguayan official Americo Peña-Irala with the wrongful death of Joelito Filártiga. The suit pioneered the application of a previously little-used 1789 federal statute, the Alien...
Updated: January 3, 2019
A challenge to corporate impunity for torture at Abu Ghraib prison.
Updated: February 5, 2019
A lawsuit that charges the Department of Defense and other government agencies with illegally withholding records concerning the abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody.
Updated: April 15, 2019
A class action lawsuit challenging the 9/11 immigration detentions.
Updated: May 20, 2019
A federal class action lawsuit against Avi Dichter, former Director of Israel's General Security Service (GSS), on behalf of Palestinians who were killed or injured in 2002, when a one-ton bomb was...
Updated: October 31, 2019
Action brought in Germany under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Updated: November 12, 2019