Muslim Profiling

Cases

A due process challenge to the Communications Management Units (CMUs), two highly restrictive federal prison units that segregate certain prisoners and severely limit and control their communication...
Challenges the NYPD’s suspicionless surveillance of Muslim Americans on the basis of their Muslim identity
CCR filed an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in a criminal case on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of the reversal of Defendant-Appellant Tarek Mehanna’s...
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...
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...
Harrington v. MTA is a civil suit filed on behalf of Kevin Harrington, a Sikh subway motorman who, following the September 11 attacks, was ordered by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York to...
United States of America v. Osama Awadallah is a lawsuit in which the Center for Constitutional Rights defended Osama Awadallah against charges of making two false material declarations before a...
Almontaser v. Hilton Hotel is a suit which charged the Hilton Hotel for intentional employment discrimination against Arab-American Muslims who worked as catering staff at the New York Hilton Hotel...

CCR fights tirelessly to obtain justice for those who have fallen victim to domestic government abuses perpetuated in the name of the so-called “war on terror.” Our challenges to discriminatory profiling, torture, and illegal detentions of Muslims in the U.S. began in the days immediately after the tragic 9/11 attacks when Muslim, South Asian, and Arab (MASA) men were rounded up and detained and continues to this day with our opposition to Trump’s Muslim ban. Our efforts also include litigation opposing: experimental prison units that segregate Muslims, surveillance of Muslim communities, and attempts to coerce Muslims into spying on their communities. Some of our most fundamental rights — the right to habeas corpus, the right to due process, the right to a fair trial, the right to equal protection — rights that separate a democracy from a police state – are being systematically eroded in Muslim communities. The Center is committed to amplifying the voices of our clients, Muslim activists, and their communities through litigation and advocacy. Together, we are working to challenge the prejudice and fear-mongering that has increasingly been used after 9/11 to deny Muslim individuals and communities constitutional protection from government overreach and law enforcement abuse.