Press Center

From analysis and commentary by our experts to media coverage of our cases and reactions to breaking news stories, CCR is in the news and making news.

Press Releases

December 2, 2016, New York – Today, New York State released Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Blacklist of institutions that participate in Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) in support of Palestinian...
Center for Constitutional Rights Says President Lacks Authority to Detain Prisoner November 30, 2016, Washington – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a lawsuit challenging the...

CCR in the News

December 2, 2016

Blog Post

“On September 13, I traveled to the front-line border with ISIS, at the outskirts of Himreen mountain which is next to Hawija. I met tens of women who had just crossed the separating mountain on foot, escaping ISIS violence and starvation. Khmaisa was very grateful that her children reached alive,...
CCR Blog
Yanar Mohammed at the People's Hearing in 2014
December 1, 2016

Blog Post

“Federal, state, and local officials’ lack of response to the AIDS epidemic, as well as calls for routine mandatory testing of various segments of the population and quarantining people with AIDS, have generated protests by AIDS activists throughout the country.” – CCR Docket Report 1988-1989 For...
CCR Blog
Silence Equals Death
November 30, 2016

Blog Post

Donald Trump’s ignorance of the Constitution was on display yesterday in his tweet calling for “consequences” for flag burning. “Perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” the president-elect opined in his latest demonstration of policy-proposal-by-tweet. But the ignorance, like the aversion to...
CCR Blog
William Kunstler and Joey Johnson
November 29, 2016

Blog Post

“Israel’s closure of the Gaza Strip has been disproportionate, discriminatory and not justified by military purposes: in fact, the current restrictions on movement of goods and persons into and out of the Gaza Strip are not imposed for security reasons or military necessity; they constitute...
CCR Blog
Shawan Jabarin, Director of Al-Haq, pictured with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.
November 23, 2016

CCR in the News

...In a letter delivered to the Obama administration on Monday, the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or ADC, blasted NSEERS for being "ineffective as a counterterrorism tool" and causing "tremendous harm" to immigrant communities. The letter was signed by 197 other organizations,...

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