Who We Are

"A splendid body of tigerish people"

- Alexander Cockburn

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

Meet the CCR staff. Our legal, advocacy, communications, and Bertha Justice Institute staff are responsible for CCR’s programmatic work. Our Development and Administration Departments, meanwhile,...
Periodically, we gather significant developments and updates from the Center for Constitutional Rights in a concise newsletter that can bring a reader up to speed on work around all of our cases and...
CCR’s Board is made up of some of the country’s leading progressives, from lawyers and longtime activists, to human rights pioneers and academics. Many began their association with CCR as volunteers...
The Center for Constitutional Rights would not be able to fight for justice without the help of its supporters. We are extremely grateful for the loyalty and generosity our donors have shown over the...

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September 14, 2015