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Over the last few years CCR's important work has been honored with numerous awards.

  • Induction of CCR founders into the “Legal Guardians Hall of Fame”

    Awarded By: National Voting Rights Museum, 2015

    Saturday, March 7, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when Alabama state troopers viciously beat civil rights marchers as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge out of Selma. CCR Executive…

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    Bill Quigley Honored as Unsung Hero at Asante Awards in New Orleans

    Awarded By: Asante Awards and Festival 2009

    Bill Quigley, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, was named an honoree at the 2nd Annual Asante Awards and Festival in New Orleans on July 1, 2009. The Asante Awards and Festival is…

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    University of Iowa Center for Human Rights Honors Michael Ratner at 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Awarded By: University of Iowa Center for Human Rights

    Center for Constitutional Rights President, Michael Ratner, received the Courage of Conviction Award from The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) at its ten year anniversary celebration in November 2009. The Courage…

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    Rhonda Copelon Honored by Feminist Press

    Awarded By: Feminist Press

    The Center for Constitutional Rights is proud to share with you the news that a much loved member of our community received a much deserved honor: former CCR staff attorney and long standing board member…

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    2009 Access to Justice Award

    Awarded By: South Asian Bar Association (SABANY)

    Shayana Kadidal, Senior Managing Attorney for Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative, will be honored for his work at the Center for Constitutional Rights by the South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY) with the 2009…

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    National Peacemaker Award

    Awarded By: Houston Peace and Justice Center

    CCR recently received the National Peacemaker Award from the Houston Peace and Justice Center. Pardiss Kebriaei, an attorney in CCR's Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative, accepted the award.  The Houston-based honorees were The Rothko Chapel, University…

  • Award: Michael Ratner Accepting the Hans Litten Prize on behalf of CCR

    Hans Litten Prize

    Awarded By: Democratic Lawyers of Germany

    The Democratic Lawyers of Germany, along with the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights, presented CCR President Michael Ratner with the Hans Litten Prize in recognition of his pioneering work on…

  • Award: The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

    The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

    Awarded By: Institute for Policy Studies

    The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards honor two IPS colleagues who were murdered on September 21, 1976 by agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.  Orlando Letelier, the target of the car bomb attack, was a former…

  • Award: Michael Ratner accepting the award from Yoko Ono

    Lennon Ono Grant For Peace

    Awarded By: Yoko Ono

    Founded by Yoko Ono in honor of the peace activism of John Lennon, the $50,000 award is given to two recipients every two years. Past winners have included investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, Israeli artist Zvi…

  • Award: Raphael Lemkin Human Rights Award

    Raphael Lemkin Human Rights Award

    Awarded By: Rabbis for Human Rights - North America

    CCR was honored as the first-ever organization to receive the Raphael Lemkin Human Rights Award. Raphael Lemkin, born to Jewish parents in eastern Poland, was a lawyer who dedicated his life to preserving human rights…

  • Award: Taking on the Torturers

    Peace Award

    Awarded By: War Resisters League

    Intended to honor an organization or person whose work represents the League’s radical nonviolent platform of action, the award was first given in 1958 to Jeannette Rankin, the only Congressperson to vote against U.S. entry…

  • Award: Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award

    Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award

    Awarded By: Southern Center for Human Rights

    Senior Managing Attorney Shayana Kadidal accepted the award on behalf of the center.