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.

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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Center for Constitutional Rights Alleges U.S. Interference Into International Criminal Court
Yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a complaint with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers alleging ongoing interference by the United States into the operations of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and requesting a formal...
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Center for Constitutional Rights Launches Open Records Project
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights launched the Open Records Project: FOIA for the Movement , which will provide resources and trainings focused on the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state open records requests to assist advocates in more effectively using open records...
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Friday, May 10, 2019
Human Rights Attorneys in Court to Defend Lawsuit Challenging Unlawful Trump Administration Turnback Policy
The Southern Poverty Law Center, Center for Constitutional Rights, and American Immigration Council argued in federal district court today against the government’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's unlawful turnbacks of asylum seekers who present themselves at ports...
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Human Rights Lawyers React to Israeli Deportation Ruling on Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine Director
Today, in response to news that the deportation from Israel of Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director Omar Shakir has been upheld, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: Israel’s attempts to deport Omar Shakir are part of its broader efforts to prevent human...
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Friday, April 12, 2019
ICC Refuses to Investigate Crimes in Afghanistan, Including U.S. Torture
In what human rights groups call an appalling decision, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II decided not to grant the Prosecutor’s request to open an investigation into alleged crimes committed in Afghanistan and on the territory of other States Parties implicated in the U.S. torture program. Tens of...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Palestinian Landowners Move to Proceed With Claims Against Israeli Settlers In Airbnb Lawsuit
Today, attorneys representing Palestinian landowners and West Bank residents urged a federal judge to permit their claims against Israeli settlers to proceed in the lawsuit over Airbnb’s listing of properties in illegal settlements in the West Bank. Dual Israeli-U.S. citizen settlers sued Airbnb...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Center for Constitutional Rights Statement on Assange Arrest
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement concerning the arrest in London of journalist and WikiLeaks media publisher Julian Assange for purposes of extradition to the United States: Mr. Assange’s arrest and possible extradition to face charges related to an alleged...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
Border Wall “Emergency” Fake, Center for Constitutional Rights Says
In response to Donald Trump’s invocation today of emergency executive power to build a wall on the southern border, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: Trump’s power grab to build his pet wall violates the separation of powers, but, more to the point, there is no...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
Environmental Groups, Activists Win Dismissal of Lawsuit Filed by Dakota Access Pipeline Company
Late yesterday, a federal judge dismissed a sprawling racketeering lawsuit filed against Krystal Two Bulls, an Oglala Lakota and Northern Cheyenne organizer, Greenpeace, and others, by Energy Transfer— the corporation behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The dismissal was...
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Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Lawsuit Dismissed Against American Studies Association, Steven Salaita, others for Israel Boycott
Last night, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Dr. Steven Salaita over the American Studies Association’s (ASA) resolution to endorse the call to boycott Israel i academic institutions as part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The entire lawsuit against the...
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