Sanchez-Espinosa v. Reagan is a case that challenged U.S. officials’ support for murder, rape, and other torture in Nicaragua. In May 1984, while the International Court of Justice was issuing a...
Updated: July 31, 2018
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
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 September 5, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, plaintiff Muhammad Salah, a U.S. citizen residing in Illinois, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of...
Updated: July 24, 2013
Successful challenges to Louisiana’s requirement that people convicted of Crime Against Nature by Solicitation (CANS) register as sex offenders.
Updated: January 4, 2013