Byrd v. Goord is a civil rights case that challenged the collect-call only telephone service for prison inmates operated by the New York State Department of Correctional Services (DOCS). On March 21...
Updated: October 20, 2007
Martha Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America is a civil rights case which challenged the monopolies that phone companies and the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) maintain in the prison...
Updated: October 22, 2007
Horman v. Kissinger is a lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in October 1977 that charged former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the rest of the State Department with...
Updated: October 29, 2007
In October 1983, President Ronald Reagan announced that he had ordered a pre-dawn invasion of Grenada by nearly 1,900 Marines and armed airborne troops under the code name “Urgent Fury.”...
Updated: January 20, 2010
Local 1330 of the United States Steelworkers filed a lawsuit in federal court to save 3,500 jeopardized jobs by keeping open four large steel mills in Youngstown, Ohio.
Updated: March 2, 2011
Plaintiffs charged Nikola Vuckovic with war crimes; crimes against humanity; and torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) and the Alien Tort...
Updated: September 27, 2012
Amicus briefs in a case seeking civil liability from multinational corporations for their role aiding and abetting the South African apartheid regime.
Updated: September 16, 2015
ATS case bringing claims that U.S. technology company Cisco Systems, Inc. aided and abetted serious human rights abuses against Falun Gong practitioners in China
Updated: January 13, 2016
In 1993, CCR and co-counsel sued Radovan Karadžić for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity – including the campaign of rape and other sexual violence as a form of torture and genocide...
Updated: September 19, 2016
Civil cases seeking compensatory damages for six former Guantánamo detainees for torture and other abuse.
Updated: March 2, 2017