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
Challenging the rendition to torture in Syria of Canadian citizen Maher Arar by U.S. government officials. [Past Case]
Updated: September 21, 2015
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
Al Quraishi v. Nakhla and L-3 Services challenged corporate impunity for torture and other war crimes at Abu Ghraib and other prisons in Iraq.
Updated: July 15, 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
A federal lawsuit filed by nine men, women and children to challenge ICE's policy of warrantless and discriminatory home raids throughout New Jersey. Plaintiffs seek damages as well as an injunction...
Updated: December 17, 2012
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
Doe v. Lumintang is a civil lawsuit brought against the former Vice Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army, Johny Lumintang. The suit implicates Lumintang in an official policy of repression of the...
Updated: September 25, 2012
On April 9, 2010, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a civil complaint with the Department of Homeland Security regarding the mistreatment of detainees at the Port Isabel Detention...
Updated: September 18, 2012
Deportations from the U.S. to Haiti had been stayed on humanitarian grounds since the January 12, 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti. Advocates and community members were shocked when, on December 9,...
Updated: November 1, 2011