International Law and Accountability

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al-Daraj neighborhood of Gaza City after being bombed by the Israeli Military.

As citizens of an increasingly interconnected world, it is critical that all nations, the United States especially, recognize and incorporate the norms of international law into their systems of justice. CCR pioneered the use of the Alien Tort Statute to prosecute human rights abuses committed abroad in U.S. courts and has created a body of law that helps to hold foreign officials and corporations accountable to the public. We have also brought cases against U.S. officials in foreign courts under the principle of Universal Jurisdiction, which is based in the belief that some crimes are so heinous that they defy national boundaries.

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Urge U.S. to Vote Against Depleted Uranium Weapons at U.N.

Through the Right to Heal Initiative, CCR is working to raise awareness about skyrocketing…

Take Action: No U.S. Support for War Crimes by Israel!

Please take these two actions today: 1) Send a letter to your representatives and ask that…

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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 of isolated random sexual…

Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta

Watch our video about 16-year-old Abdulrahman. On October 14, 2011, he was eating dinner with his teenage cousin at an open-air restaurant when they and five others were killed by a U.S. drone strike. On July 18, 2012,…

CCR First Wednesdays at Von: Abu Ghraib's Legacy of Torture (4/1/15)

Join CCR Legal Director Baher Azmy and co-counsel Jeena Shah for a discussion of our Al Shimari case and CCR’s history challenging corporate immunity and seeking justice for torture. Discussion will be followed by Q&A. Doors open at 6:00pm, program begins at… Read More >>

Uniting Struggles: Waiting for Fahd, Queering Immigration and Corner Stores at NOLA Film Festival

Join CCR Staff Attorney Omar Farah at the Patois Film Festival in New Orleans! "Waiting for Fahd" will be screened as a part of the Uniting Struggles Program, alongside "Queering Immigration" and "Corner Stores" on March 21st.   Waiting For Fahd |… Read More >>

Doe v. Karadzic

In 1993, CCR and co-counsel sued Karadzic for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity – including the campaign of rape and other sexual violence as a form of torture and genocide used against Bosnian women and men. Read More >>

Xuncax v. Gramajo and Ortiz v. Gramajo

Xuncax v. Gramajo and Ortiz v. Gramajo are two civil damages suits filed on behalf of Guatemalans, all Kanjobal Indians who were brutalized themselves, lost loved ones, and lived in highland villages demolished by Gramajo’s soldiers. They charge former Defense… Read More >>