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Press Releases

Board Will Not Reconsider Prisoner for Release May 4, 2017, New York – Today, lawyers at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) criticized a decision by the Guantánamo Periodic Review Board (PRB...
April 28, 2017, New York – In response to recent saber rattling by Trump administration officials about prosecuting WikiLeaks and Julian Assange under the Espionage Act following WikiLeaks'...

CCR in the News

May 24, 2017

Blog Post

As the more than 1500 Palestinian hunger strikers held in Israeli prisons end a 37 th day on strike to demand better detention conditions, supporters of Palestinians’ human rights must now rely on the UN Secretary General, António Guterres , to do what the U.S. President has just failed to do while...
CCR Blog
May 23, 2017

CCR in the News

... If there are already far-reaching protections for police officers in all 50 states, why are states pursuing this legislation? The answer, of course, is politics. “If New York State wants to send a message that black lives don’t matter unless they’re cops, this is the best way to do it,” said...
May 23, 2017

Blog Post

To mark the 23rd of the month, invoking the 23 hours per day that prisoners spend isolated in special housing units, activists throughout California are taking action to bring attention to prison conditions. Below, Abdul Olugbala Shakur (aka James Harvey), a class member in Ashker v. Governor of...
CCR Blog
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May 22, 2017

Blog Post

Illustration by John Ritter, courtesy Harper’s This is CCR's weekly "Frontlines of Justice" news round-up, keeping you in the loop about what we've been up to and what's coming soon. Check it out every Monday, your one-stop-shop for CCR opinions, news coverage, reports from court appearances,...
CCR Blog
Illustration by John Ritter, courtesy Harper’s
May 3, 2017

CCR in the News

A commission with Gov. Rick Snyder appointees is asking the state Department of Civil Rights to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge against the state’s emergency manager law that Snyder signed into law in 2012. The state’s Civil Rights Commission voted Tuesday with one member abstaining...

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