A challenge to corporate impunity under the Alien Tort Statute for war crimes and torture at Abu Ghraib prison.
Updated: June 23, 2021
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Doe, et al. v. Nestlé USA, Inc . and the companion case Doe, et al. v. Cargill, Inc. to decide the question of whether U.S. corporations can be held liable under...
Updated: June 17, 2021
International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda filed a request with the Pre-Trial Chamber on November 20, 2017 seeking judicial authorization to open a formal investigation into crimes...
Updated: June 10, 2021
Ashley Diamond is a Black trans woman and prisoners’ rights activist from Rome, Georgia, whose landmark lawsuit challenging the cruel and unusual treatment of incarcerated trans people by the Georgia...
Updated: May 27, 2021
Belton v. Gautreaux is a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of people imprisoned at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in Louisiana. The lawsuit and an accompanying motion for a temporary...
Updated: April 26, 2021
Rufus Henry and Matthew Allen were both convicted of murder in the second degree by non-unanimous juries and sentenced to life in prison following trials in which they argued that they acted in self-...
Updated: April 22, 2021
A federal class action lawsuit challenging prolonged solitary confinement as cruel and unusual punishment.
Updated: April 9, 2021
A due process challenge to the Communications Management Units (CMUs), two highly restrictive federal prison units that segregate certain prisoners and severely limit and control their communication...
Updated: April 7, 2021
Federal lawsuit challenging government-ordered extrajudicial killings in Bolivia
Updated: April 6, 2021
On January 2, 2015, the State of Palestine acceded to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and, on April 1, 2015, Palestine became the 123rd Member State of the ICC . Palestine...
Updated: April 5, 2021
A habeas corpus petition on behalf of the only Guantánamo detainee who the government has openly admitted was tortured.
Updated: March 8, 2021
An intervention in a settler case against Airbnb on behalf of Palestinian landowners.
Updated: March 4, 2021
Sharqawi Al Hajj is a 47-year-old citizen of Yemen who has been detained without charge at Guantánamo since 2004, after over two years in CIA sites. He faces the prospect of a death sentence in...
Updated: March 3, 2021
Non-profit, grassroots organizations fighting for the rights of immigrants and refugees to challenge a Trump administration asylum ban rule.
Updated: February 17, 2021
Scott v. PA Board of Probation and Parole is a lawsuit in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on behalf of six individuals serving mandatory sentences of Death By Incarceration (DBI), also known...
Updated: February 8, 2021