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The Supreme Court will hear CCR's case Al Odah v. U.S. this term.

From Daniels v. City of New York, the case that led to the dismantling of the notorious NYPD Street Crimes Unit responsible for killing Amadou Diallo, to our upcoming Supreme Court case which aims to close down Guantánamo and restore habeas corpus, CCR’s work demonstrates unwavering commitment to progressive principles, people’s movements and human rights.

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  1. Mamilla Cemetery in Jerusalem

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other groups have filed a petition on behalf of the Palestinian descendants of those buried in an ancient Muslim cemetery, the Mamilla Cemetery, in Jerusalem. The petition, which…

  2. Martha Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America (FCC Petition)

    This FCC petition requests federal regulation of interstate prison telephone calling systems to ensure just telephone rates and adequate telephone services for prisoners.

  3. Matar et al v. Dichter

    Matar v. Dichter is 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…

  4. Movsesian, et al. v. Victoria Versicherung AG, et al. (amicus)

    In Movsesian, et al. v. Victoria Versicherung AG, et al., Plaintiffs are heirs of victims of the Armenian genocide who sued German corporations for unpaid insurance benefits.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that…

  5. Murillo v. Micheletti

    Murillo, et al v. Micheletti is a case brought under the Alien Tort Statute for extrajudicial killing and persecution on behalf of the parents of Isis Obed Murillo, in partnership with El Comité de Familiares…

  6. National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) v. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE)

    Adem Carroll of the Muslim Progressive-Traditionalist Alliance speaking at the New York S-Comm vigil, on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011. (Photo by Marcus Yam, Special for the New Sanctuary Coalition.) FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON SECURE COMMUNITIES,…

  7. New Orleans Housing and Human Rights

    The U.S. government continues to violate the international human rights of tens of thousands of displaced Katrina survivors. This report to the United Nations details the extensive homelessness, destruction of low-income housing, government misconduct, and…

  8. NLG and CCR v. Gene M. Johnson, et al

    The Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Laweyrs Guild sued the Virigina Department of Corrections for placing the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook, a free publication of both organizations, on a "disapproved publications list." NLG and CCR were…

  9. Orian et al. v. FIDH et al.

    The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) along with lawyers at Bostwick & Jassy LLP are representing the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) in a lawsuit brought to chill FIDH’s public statements on an issue…

  10. Othman v. Obama

    Khaled Abd el Ghabar Mohammed Othman is a Yemeni refugee who has been detained in Guantánamo for over eight years. His case is one of many where the government and habeas counsel have been in…

  11. Presbyterian Church of Sudan et al v. Talisman Energy, Inc. (Amicus Brief)

    Talisman Energy, Inc. aided and abetted the Sudanese Government in a campaign of genocide and torture against non-Muslim African people in Southern Sudan in order to expand their oil exploration in the region.

  12. Pro Se Materials for Haitian Detainees Facing Indefinite Detention

    CCR has developed a packet of pro se materials to assist Haitian detainees and immigration attorneys advocate for their release.

  13. Rahim v Federal Bureau of Investigation, et al (CLOSED)

    Rahim v  FBI was a federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation filed in the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana…

  14. Rasul v. Rumsfeld

    Rasul v. Rumsfeld is a lawsuit against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on behalf of four former detainees seeking damages for their arbitrary detention and torture while detained at Guantánamo. 

  15. Right to Heal Initiative

    FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON THE RIGHT TO HEAL INITIATIVE, VISIT RIGHTTOHEAL.ORG. On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the U.S. government accountable for…

  16. Roberto Cardenas Abreu v. Eric Holder, Jr.

    On May 24, 2010 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted Mr. Cardenas’ petition for review. The court vacated the Board of Immigration Appeals’ 8-6 en banc decision affirming the Immigration Judge’s…

  17. Salah v. U.S. Department of Treasury

    Salah et al., v. Dep’t of Treasury, is a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Muhammad Salah, a U.S. citizen residing in this country, challenging the Treasury Department’s decision to designate Mr. Salah a “specially…

  18. Saleh et al v. Titan et al.

    Saleh v. Titan is a federal lawsuit brought by more than 250 Iraqi plaintiffs against private contractors CACI International Incorporated and Titan Corporation (now L-3 Services). It charges the companies with torture and other heinous and illegal…

  19. Seeds of Peace v City of Pittsburgh (G20 Protests)

    This case, Seeds of Peace v. City of Pittsburgh, USDC W.D. PA, was filed on behalf of activists harassed by the police in the days before the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. It is related to the Codepink Pittsburgh Women for…

  20. SNAP v. the Pope, et al

      Ongoing revelations of pervasive and serious sexual violence against children and vulnerable adults by priests and others associated with the Catholic Church in different parts of the world  have demonstrated that the crisis is not one…

  21. State of California v. Kevin Olliff

    Kevin Olliff is an animal rights activist who was arrested April 18, 2009 on three year-old protest charges and now faces 10 felony counts. These felonies are multiple counts of: stalking, conspiracy, conspiracy to stalk,…

  22. State of Louisiana v. Wallace (New Orleans First Appearances)

    CCR filed an amicus brief to the Louisiana Supreme Court in State of Lousiana v. Wallace, 200-KK-1621. The amicus was the result of a campaign and survey coordinated by CCR to observe every New Orleans…

  23. The Spanish Investigation into U.S. Torture

    Seeking a venue in which to hold former high-ranking U.S. officials accountable for their individual roles in directing, implementing or planning the U.S. torture program, victims and human rights advocates filed criminal complaints in Spain…

  24. Torture FOIA: ACLU, CCR, et al. v. Dept. of Defense, et al.

    ACLU, CCR, et al. v. Dept. of Defense, et al. is a suit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights together with the American Civil Liberties Union, Physicians for Human Rights, Veterans for Common Sense,…

  25. Tummino, et al. v. von Eschenbach

    CCR represents several feminist activists from the “Morning-After Pill Conspiracy” in a lawsuit to challenge the Food and Drug Administration’s failure to approve the Morning-After Pill (also known as “emergency contraception” or “Plan B”) with…