Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

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.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Friday, March 06, 2020
Palestinian Rights Organization Challenges Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against It
Last night, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) moved to dismiss a meritless lawsuit filed against it by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and several individuals. Human rights attorneys say the lawsuit targets USCPR’s support of Palestinian rights and is intended to chill them from...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Immigrant Rights Groups Sue ICE for Immediate Release of Information Concerning the Continuing Retaliation Against Immigrants in Sanctuary
Amid a week of action lead by a collective of immigrants taking sanctuary across the U.S., Austin Sanctuary Network, Free Migration Project, Grassroots Leadership, and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking answers about how the Trump administration decided to...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, January 31, 2020
Trump’s Goal: To End All Non-White Immigration to the U.S., Says Center for Constitutional Rights
In response to today’s announcement that the Trump administration has expanded its travel ban to six additional countries (Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar Kyrgyzstan for all immigrant visas, and Sudan, Tanzania from the diversity visa lottery program), the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Court Denies Trump Request to Lift Last Remaining Nationwide “Public Charge” Injunction
Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order denying the government’s request for a stay of the preliminary injunction blocking a Department of Homeland Security rule that would dramatically change the rules on public charge from going into effect. The injunction issued by the S.D.N.Y...
Read more
Newswire article
Monday, January 06, 2020
Close Guantánamo, End Torture
On the 18th anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, Witness Against Torture, Amnesty International USA, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, and others will join together to rally for justice and demand the closure of Guantánamo and...
Read more
Newswire article
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Immigrant Rights Advocates in New York File First Federal Lawsuit to Jointly Block Three Interrelated “Public Charge” Immigration Rules
Today, immigrant rights advocates in New York filed Make the Road New York v. Pompeo , the first federal lawsuit seeking to jointly block three interrelated “Public Charge” rules promulgated by the Trump administration. These rules seek, independently and together, to wholly transform the United...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Attorneys Urge Court to Change Ground Rules for Guantánamo Cases
Today, attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights urged a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling against Abdul Razak Ali (aka Saeed Bakhouch ), who has been detained at Guantánamo without charge since June 2002, and to rule more broadly that the fundamental protections of...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Civil Rights Groups Sue Over Secretive ALEC Meeting
Today, lawyers and advocates from Puente, Mijente, Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the People's Law Firm filed a lawsuit against Arizona lawmakers who are participating in closed meetings of the corporate-led...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Federal Court Blocks Trump Asylum Ban from Being Applied to Thousands of Asylum Seekers
A federal judge today blocked the Trump administration’s asylum ban from being applied to thousands of asylum seekers who were unlawfully prevented from accessing the U.S. asylum process before the ban was implemented. The case is Al Otro Lado v. Wolf , a class action lawsuit brought by the...
Read more
Newswire article
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Shift on Israeli Settlements Violates Norms Established at Nuremberg, Human Rights Attorneys Say
In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will reject well established, clear and unambiguous international legal standards recognizing the illegality of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following...
Read more

Pages