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As CCR works on advocacy initiatives around human and civil rights issues, we often need to call on the public to urge policymakers to do the right thing. CCR’s “Action Alerts” have added thousands of signatures to petitions we have sent on to the State Department, the White House, the Department of Justice and elsewhere and our supporters have made phones ring off the hook during critical comment periods in State Assemblies, local City Councils, the U.S. Congress and beyond.
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In a key case seeking justice for victims of extraordinary rendition - the policy of outsourcing torture - the Justice Department under President Obama stated that it would continue to use the "state secrets" privilege…
As you may know, in October 2008, U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina ruled that the imprisonment of 17 Guantanamo detainees was illegal, and that these men - Uighurs, members of a persecuted Muslim minority…
President Obama's three executive orders of January 22, 2009 call for the closing of Guantanamo within one year, the closing of secret CIA 'black sites,' and the limiting of interrogation techniques to those allowed in…
President Obama issued an important executive order on January 22, 2009, ordering the closure of the offshore prison camp at Guantánamo Bay within one year. It is seven years long past time to close Guantánamo,…
One of the most effective ways to take action is to raise awareness.