Palestinian Solidarity

Cases

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...
CCR and Palestine Legal are advocating on behalf of Fordham students who were denied permission to start Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at the university and then disciplined for protesting...
Representing current and former Olympia Food Co-op board members who are being sued over their decision to boycott Israeli goods.
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.
A federal class action lawsuit against Avi Dichter, former Director of Israel's General Security Service (GSS), on behalf of Palestinians who were killed or injured in 2002, when a one-ton bomb was...
Corrie v. Caterpillar was a federal lawsuit filed against Illinois-based Caterpillar, Inc. on behalf of the parents of Rachel Corrie and four Palestinian families whose relatives were killed or...
Mr. Abdel-Muhti was a stateless Palestinian born in the Ramallah district of the West Bank in August 1947. Because he left the West Bank before the Israeli takeover in 1967, he could not receive...
Palestine Information Office v. Shultz is a case in which the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an amicus brief, opposing the closure of the Palestine Information Office in Washington, D.C.
These two deportation cases involve two Palestinian activists, Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh, whom the government have attempted to deport since 1987. They argue that Hamide and Shehadeh’s lawful...

CCR has long challenged impunity for the Israeli government’s violations of international law related to its illegal occupation of Palestine, U.S. support that enables Israel’s violations, and efforts to punish activists for speaking out in solidarity with Palestine. We have sought transparency and accountability for Israel’s deadly attacks on a 2010 flotilla that sought to break the blockade on Gaza and the U.S. knowledge of and response to the attack; sued Caterpillar for providing bulldozers to Israel, knowing they would be used to unlawfully demolish Palestinian homes; and litigated to hold Israeli officials responsible for war crimes. We have also litigated to protect speech in the U.S. on this critical issue; challenged the selective enforcement of immigration laws in defense of Palestinian activists singled out for deportation because of their political beliefs; and partnered with Palestine Legal to document efforts to silence advocates for Palestinian human rights and provide them with legal support and advocacy. This work fits into the Center’s longstanding commitment to international accountability for human rights abuses wherever they occur; to protecting the right to dissent; and to speaking up for what is right, even before it is popular.