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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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New York, April 23, 2009— This afternoon, Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Royal Dutch Shell’s motion to dismiss a human rights case charging the company and the head of… Read More >>
On April 22, 2009, the Senate Armed Services Committee issued the declassified version of its full report on the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody, particularly in Guantanamo, Iraq and Afghanistan. The report’s Executive Summary was released in December, and… Read More >>
April 16, 2009, New York – In response to President Obama’s statement today that the decision to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Bush officials who committed crimes related to the Torture Program and other issues was up to the… Read More >>
April 17, 2009, New York –The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), which represents many of the men detained by the U.S. government at Guantánamo, praised Spanish judge Baltazar Garzon’s decision to pursue a criminal investigation into the actions of six… Read More >>
April 16, 2009, New York – In response to President Obama’s decision to guarantee immunity to CIA officials who carried out the drowning torture known as waterboarding, which his attorney general has classified as torture, the Center for Constitutional Rights… Read More >>
Decision Would Increase the Risk of Illegal Transfers to Torture Washington, DC. - Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued its opinion in Kiyemba v. Obama. The Court vacated the District Court decision, which… Read More >>
March 29, 2009, New York – According to the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), yesterday’s announcement that a Spanish judge has initiated a criminal investigation into the actions of John Yoo and other Bush administration lawyers is an important step… Read More >>
WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of injured civilians and families of Iraqis killed in two unprovoked shootings in Baghdad by Blackwater “shooters” sued the company and founder Erik Prince in separate lawsuits filed today and Thursday in California… Read More >>