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A current and comprehensive list of CCR's press releases, press statements, and case updates dating back to 2003.
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July 22, 2009, New York, NY – Today, United States District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit charging the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) with racially discriminatory hiring practices. The… Read More >>
Civil rights and community groups across the country denounce Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano’s plans to expand the highly criticized 287(g) program to eleven new jurisdictions around the country. The program, authorized in 1996 and widely implemented… Read More >>
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), in conjunction with the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, responded this week to a request for comments from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The comments respond to Federal Register request for… Read More >>
July 16, 2009, New York, NY – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel Sokolski & Zekaria, P.C. filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Brooklyn, New York challenging the government’s attempt to fine individuals thousands of… Read More >>
Lisbon, June 29, 2009 – Guantanamo detainee lawyers visiting Portugal this week urged government ministries to meet with them regarding the requests of their clients for resettlement in Portugal. In March 2008, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Reprieve, Amnesty International,… Read More >>
June 8, 2009 - Today, plaintiffs and defendants reached a settlement in the human rights cases brought against Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and Shell Transport and Trading, p.l.c., Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, and Brian Anderson,… Read More >>
June 8, 2009 - The Plaintiffs in the Wiwa v. Shell cases are pleased to announce a settlement of their claims. The settlement will provide $15.5 million to compensate the injuries to the Plaintiffs and the deaths of their family… Read More >>
New York, June 8, 2009 — Today, the parties in Wiwa v. Shell agreed to settle human rights claims charging the Royal Dutch/Shell company, its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC or Shell Nigeria), and the former head of… Read More >>
June 4, 2009, New York – The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement in response to the agreement reached by EU Ministries of the Interior and Schengen associated countries establishing a framework for accepting men transferred from… Read More >>
New York, June 3, 2009 – Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the District Court decision dismissing the Wiwa v. Shell plaintiffs’ claims against Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Ltd. (Shell Nigeria). The District Court had dismissed… Read More >>