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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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February 12, 2009, New York – In a USA Today Gallup poll released today, two-thirds of Americans say they want investigations into the role of Bush administration officials in torture and warrantless wiretapping, and 40 percent want to see prosecutions.… Read More >>
February 12, 2009, New York and Washington, DC—Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit confirm Department of Defense involvement in the CIA’s ghost detention program, revealed three prominent human rights groups today. The groups—Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), the… Read More >>
February 11, 2009, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) responded to new data released to the City Council by the New York City Police Department showing the final total of stop-and-frisks for 2008 to be a… Read More >>
February 10, 2009, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, attorneys for torture victims abused in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison and elsewhere in Iraq asked the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to affirm a lower court ruling letting… Read More >>
February 9, 2009, New York – In response to the position Obama’s Justice Department took today in a key rendition case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, Mohamed et al v. Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc., Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)… Read More >>
“We support the ICC in its pursuit of those who've perpetrated war crimes. We see no reason to support deferral [of the indictment] at this time.” — Ben Chang, Spokesman for President Obama's National Security Adviser, February 5, 2009 Read More >>
February 6, 2009, New York – Today, in the case of Khan Tumani v. Obama, attorneys at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel sought emergency relief for a young Syrian detained at Guantánamo. Mohammed Khan Tumani, who was… Read More >>
February 5, 2009, New York – Attorneys for Mohammed al Qahtani, the victim of the “First Special Interrogation Plan” overseen by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, filed a motion last night to compel the government to turn over exculpatory… Read More >>
February 5, 2009, Strasbourg, New York, Paris, London – Yesterday, the European parliament passed a cross-party resolution by overwhelming majority calling for European Union member states to accept those prisoners at Guantanamo who are in need of humanitarian protection. The… Read More >>
From: Sabin Willett January 23, 2009 Eric H. Holder, Jr., Esq., Attorney General-designate Mark R. Filip, Esq., Acting Attorney General The Honorable Robert M. Gates Secretary of Defense Re: Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay Gentlemen: Read More >>