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Attorneys: Obama must follow through promptly with release August 11, 2016, Arlington, VA – Today, a Periodic Review Board (PRB) made public its decision to clear Guantánamo detainee Sufyian Barhoumi...

CCR in the News

August 30, 2016

Blog Post

It’s a hot summer in 1989, and the temperature in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn is not the only thing that is about to reach a boiling point. “Mother- Sisters always watching.” This line from the iconic Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing captures the feeling in Black and Latino...
CCR Blog
December 8, 2015

Blog Post

It would be difficult to overstate Peter Weiss’s contributions to international human rights law. He became active in CCR early in its history and served on the board for nearly five decades, litigating numerous cases and shaping who we are today in innumerable and invaluable ways. His work has...
CCR Blog
August 23, 2016

CCR in the News

...Time is running out, but even if Obama does close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, lawyers like Pardiss Kebriaei of the Center for Constitutional Rights says it doesn't address a fundamental problem with U.S. policy. "That policy of continuing and thus perpetual detention without charge would...
August 23, 2016

CCR in the News

Last week Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates seemingly turned the criminal justice world upside down. Her tool? A two-page memo to the acting head of the Bureau of Prisons that laid the groundwork for cutting off relations between the federal government and private prison operators. ... Read...
August 23, 2016

CCR in the News

The D.C. Circuit revived two convicted terrorism supporters' claims that their placement in isolation units that allow limited visits and phone calls violates their due process rights. The Center for Constitutional Rights brought a complaint six years ago on behalf of Yassin Muhiddin Aref and other...

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