Action brought in Germany under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Updated: November 12, 2019
Camilo E. Mejia is a former staff sergeant with the Florida National Guard who, in 2004, after over eight years of military service and a five-month tour in ar-Ramadi in southern Iraq, became the...
Updated: March 8, 2010
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
A class action lawsuit that challenged New York State’s monopoly telephone contract with MCI/Verizon that forced family members and friends of prisoners to pay exorbitant collect calling rates to...
Updated: June 27, 2011
A case brought by four former Guantanamo prisoners against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld seeking damages for their arbitrary detention and torture.
Updated: July 11, 2011
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
CCR, AIUSA and WSLS filed FOIA requests with government agencies seeking the release of records related to the evaluations or authorizations of secret detention and transfer, policies and procedures...
Updated: April 19, 2019
Three lawsuits filed on behalf of relatives of murdered activists who were fighting for human rights and environmental justice in Nigeria. The lawsuits are brought against the Royal Dutch Petroleum...
Updated: January 4, 2022
A challenge to corporate impunity for torture at Abu Ghraib prison.
Updated: September 8, 2021
A lawsuit brought to chill FIDH's public statements on an issue of public interest. California-based Global Horizons, Inc. and its president, Mordechai Orian, sued FIDH and others for libel and...
Updated: January 8, 2020