Charging former Paraguayan official Americo Peña-Irala with the wrongful death of Joelito Filártiga. The suit pioneered the application of a previously little-used 1789 federal statute, the Alien...
Updated: January 3, 2019
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
Action brought in Switzerland under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Updated: November 12, 2019
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
CCR has joined the Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) , a national leader on HIV policy development, along with 21 national and state organizations, in an amicus brief on behalf of Michael Johnson...
Updated: August 1, 2016
A habeas corpus case on behalf of Guled Hassan Duran, a native of Somalia.
Updated: November 7, 2022
CCR submitted an amicus brief in this case on behalf of the parents of Furkan Doğan , who was killed in the 2010 attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla . The flotilla, which carried more than 700...
Updated: September 5, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Jesner, et al. v. Arab Bank, PLC to decide the question of whether corporations are liable under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). CCR's brief argues that the...
Updated: April 24, 2018
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: August 31, 2021