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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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December 11, 2008, New York – Today, Portuguese Foreign Minister Luis Amado said that Portugal is willing to accept Guantanamo detainees who cannot return to their home countries, and urged other European Union countries to follow suit. Portugal is the… Read More >>
December 10, 2008, New York – Today the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a post-9/11 detainee’s challenge to former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller’s role in his discriminatory confinement and abuse. Ashcroft v.… Read More >>
December 9, 2008, New York – Today the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) argued that high-level government officials must be held accountable for sending Canadian rendition victim Maher Arar to torture in Syria. The hearing was held before twelve Second… Read More >>
December 8, 2008, New York – This week, the Coalition to Abolish the Animal Enterprise Terrorist Act launched a campaign to repeal the Animal Enterprise Terrorist Act (AETA), a law that broadens the scope of activities by animal rights, environmental,… Read More >>
San Francisco, CA -- Almost ten years after the events, and after four weeks of trial, a jury in federal court in San Francisco today found Chevron not liable for the shootings, killings and torture of unarmed, peaceful protesters on… Read More >>
Washington, D.C. – A panel of judges in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the government’s appeal of District Court Judge Ricardo Urbina’s order issued six weeks ago that 17 innocent Uighur men be released from Guantánamo… Read More >>
Washington, D.C. – Following Judge Richard J. Leon’s decision today in U.S. District Court ordering the release of five of the six Boumediene habeas defendants, Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vincent Warren released the following statement: This decision illustrates once… Read More >>
Washington, D.C. — Detainees released from U.S. detention in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and Afghanistan live shattered lives as a result of U.S. policies in the “war on terror,” according to a new report by human rights experts at the University… Read More >>
Berlin, November 10, 2008 -- Five leading human rights groups today call on European governments to provide humanitarian protection to Guantánamo detainees who will not be charged with any crime but cannot be returned to their countries of origin for… Read More >>
October 31, 2008, New York – Muslim, Arab, and South Asian men were targeted solely based on race, country of origin, and religion in post-9/11 immigration sweeps with the knowledge of former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert… Read More >>