In two amicus briefs to the Supreme Court in 2011 and 2012, CCR argues that, reflecting general principles of international law, corporations can be held liable in U.S. courts for human rights...
Updated: March 29, 2018
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
CCR argues that an appeals court wrongly decided that Congress has the power to forbid federal courts from considering claims by former Guantánamo detainees.
Updated: March 9, 2017
Civil cases seeking compensatory damages for six former Guantánamo detainees for torture and other abuse.
Updated: March 2, 2017
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
A lawsuit against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for firing Professor Steven Salaita from a tenured position over his tweets critical of Israel’s summer 2014 attack on Gaza.
Updated: September 15, 2016
State of New York v. Danny White is a lawsuit challenging New York State’s attempts to evict Mohawk Native Americans from land that had been recognized as theirs in the Treaty of 1784. It also...
Updated: February 11, 2016
Successfully challenged Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducting raids of private homes and interrogating residents without judicial warrants or an articulable suspicion of danger.
Updated: August 18, 2015
A case brought under the Alien Tort Statute for extrajudicial killing and persecution on behalf of the parents of Isis Obed Murillo, in partnership with El Comité de Familiares de Detenidos...
Updated: December 30, 2014
On March 16, 2011, the Republican Governor Richard Snyder signed into law Public Act No. 4, the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, also known as the “emergency...
Updated: April 29, 2014