Habeas corpus and Detainee Treatment Act petitions on behalf of Guantánamo detainee Mohammed Sulaymon Barre
Updated: March 2, 2017
Zalita v. Bush was a petition for habeas corpus filed on behalf of Abu Abdul Rauf Zalita, a.k.a. Abdul Ra’ouf Ammar Mohammad Abu Al Qassim. Mr. Abu Al Qassim was conscripted into the Libyan Army when...
Updated: March 9, 2017
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