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CCR Factsheets and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) cover a variety of areas, and aim to move beyond the boundaries of specific cases to address some of the broader issues and root causes in our work. Most Factsheets and FAQs are also available to download as pdf's so they can be easily printed and distributed.

This list can be ordered by date or name, and filtered by the issues to which the Factsheet relates.

  1. Attacks on Gaza and International Humanitarian Law

    On July 8, 2014, Israel launched "Operation Protective Edge,” an intense bombing campaign and ground incursion against the occupied Palestinian territory’s Gaza Strip, the densely populated home to 1.8 million Palestinians.  During this latest offensive…

  2. CMU: 2014 Documents Detail Due Process Violations

    In April 2014, hundreds of documents detailing the process for designating and keeping prisoners in Federal Bureau of Prisons Communications Management Units (CMUs) were made public for the first time, through a lawsuit brought by…

  3. Timeline - Floyd v. the City of New York

    Click here to download a timeline in our case Floyd v. the City of New York. Updated July 30, 2014. To learn more about our work, visit: http://www.ccrjustice.org/stop-and-frisk

  4. Three Things Pope Francis Can and Must Do Now to Address Sexual Violence

    Sexual violence by priests and other church officials has severely impacted the lives and violated the rights of hundreds of thousands of people, mostly children. Unfortunately, this is not a “problem of the past;” widespread…

  5. The NYPD’s Surveillance and Targeting of Muslims in New Jersey

    Download the factsheet on the NYPD's Surveillance and Targeting of Muslims in New Jersey here. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has developed a sweeping and secretive human surveillance program that targets Muslims and members of…

  6. The Right to Reparations

    Download the full Right to Reparations Factsheet The right of victims of armed conflict to receive reparation is well established under international law. A basic concept of our domestic and international justice systems is…

  7. The Right to Heal: Holding the U.S. Accountable for the Human Costs of War [English and Arabic]

    Download the full Right to Heal Factsheet, updated March 2014. On March 19, 2013 - the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq - the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), Iraq Veterans Against…

  8. Guantánamo Documents: On the Forgotten Men Unjustly Detained

    See attachments at the bottom of this page for a brief overview of Guantánamo today, and to read the documents indexed below.  

  9. Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta Factsheet: Suit Seeks Accountability for Killings of Three Americans in U.S. Drone Strikes


  10. Israeli Attacks on US Human Rights Defenders

  11. The Alien Tort Statute: Protecting the Law that Protects Human Rights

  12. LGBTI Uganda Fights Back: The Case Against Scott Lively

    Over the last few years, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) rights movement in Uganda has experienced an escalation of discrimination, threats of violence and persecution. For at least the past ten years,…

  13. Torture: The Use of Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

    Download the Solitary Confinement Factsheet with this link; Learn more about the Ruiz v Brown lawsuit with this link; Take Action: Honor the Pelican Bay SHU…

  14. Risks for Non-citizens Participating in Occupy Wall Street

    People march in support of immigrant rights, Atlanta, GA , July 2011. UPDATE: Because of the implementation of the Secure Communities program in New York City, this resource is out of date. We will update as…

  15. FAQs Seeking Justice In The ICC: Holding Vatican Officials Responsible for Rape and Sexual Violence

  16. Fact Sheet: Seeking Justice in the ICC

  17. The Right to Boycott: Olympia Food Co-op Sued for Constitutionally-Protected Activity

    On July 15, 2010, the Olympia Food Co-op’s Board passed a resolution by consensus to enact a peaceful boycott of Israeli goods. Annual Board elections were held in November 2010, in which a number of…

  18. Factsheet: The Death Penalty is a Human Rights Violation

    The Center for Constitutional Rights has assembled this fact sheet examining the death penalty in the United States from a human rights perspective.

  19. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012: Information for Concerned Activists

    The Center for Constitutional Rights has put together this fact sheet to address questions concerned activists might have regarding the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.

  20. Parents of Assassinated Activist sue Honduran Coup Leader: The Case against Roberto Micheletti Baín

  21. Guantánamo by the Numbers: What You Should Know & Do About Guantánamo

    779 men and boys, all of them Muslim, have been imprisoned over time at Guantánamo since January 2002. 86%* were sold to the United States during a time when the U.S. military was offering large bounties for…

  22. The Struggle for Truth in Honduras: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission vs. the True Commission

    In the aftermath of the June 28, 2009 coup d’etat in Honduras, the Organization of American States (OAS) designated then-Costa Rican President Oscar Arias as mediator between the coup regime and the ousted government to…

  23. Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature Law: A Modern-Day Scarlet Letter

    Download the Crime Against Nature Factsheet   Louisiana’s Crime Against Nature statute, which dates back to the 19th century, is an archaic law founded on moral disapproval of what kinds of sex acts are acceptable. The…

  24. The Illegality of Israel’s Blockade of Gaza and Attacks on the Free Gaza Flotilla

    In the pre-dawn hours of May 31, 2010, a six-boat flotilla carrying more than 700 civilians from almost 40 countries was overtaken by Israeli commandos in international waters. Israeli commandos attacked the largest ship in…

  25. Accountability for Torture by Private Military Contractors

    Click here to download our factsheet on Accountability for Torture by Private Military Contractors