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Please read, sign, and distribute this letter to President Obama to help us close Guantánamo. * Tweet…
February 26, 2014, Paris, New York, Berlin – Today, supported by the New York-based Center…
February 24, 2014, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the…
December 20, 2013, New York – Today, 33 representatives of U.S. human rights, labor and faith organizations sent a letter to Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, asking that the U.S. government "firmly and publicly condemn" a verbal attack directed at human rights defender Annie Bird by Honduran army colonel German Alfaro. On December 12, Colonel Alfaro publicly declared that Bird was engaged in "destabilization work" and announced that the force which he commands – the Xatruch III Task Force - would carry out an investigation of her activities. The previous day Bird had accompanied plaintiffs from local farming communities who filed complaints that included some over alleged human rights violations by Honduran military troops.
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.