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

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Former Guantánamo Chief Ordered to Appear in French Court Over Torture Allegations
In response to news reports that a French judge has summoned retired U.S. General Geoffrey Miller, the former Guantánamo prison chief, to appear in court on March 1 over allegations of torture, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (...
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Comment on Court Monitor’s Second Report
Today, the court-appointed monitor overseeing reforms to the New York City Police Department’s unconstitutional stop-and-frisk practices filed his second interim report on the steps taken to date to implement the court’s orders in the Center for Constitutional Rights’ landmark case, Floyd v. City...
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Monday, December 28, 2015
Lawyer for Hunger Striking Gitmo Detainee Outraged: Pentagon Obstructed Resettlement
In response to news today that the Pentagon has been obstructing efforts to resettle cleared, longtime hunger striking Guantánamo prisoner Tariq Ba Odah, Mr. Ba Odah’s attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) staff attorney Omar Farah, issued the following statement: Today’s revelations...
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Monday, November 23, 2015
Law4BlackLives Statement in Support of #JusticeforTamir
On the anniversary of 12-year-old Tamir Rice’s killing by police in Cleveland, a coalition of law students, legal workers and attorneys known as Law for Black Lives issued the following statement: Law4BlackLives, a collection of law students, legal workers, and attorneys, stands in solidarity with...
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Settlement Reached in Case of Professor Fired for 'Uncivil' Tweets
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel Loevy & Loevy announced the settlement of Professor Steven Salaita’s case against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for firing him from his tenured position over his personal tweets criticizing the Israeli...
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Monday, November 09, 2015
CCR Denounces Arrest of Egyptian Journalist: “All Eyes Are Watching Egypt”
In reaction to the Egyptian military’s arrest and incommunicado detention of renowned human rights defender, Hossam Bahgat, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: Hossam Bahgat, the founder of the remarkable Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and a brilliant...
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
NYPD Muslim Surveillance Case Reinstated
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a comprehensive and stirring decision in the case Hassan v. City of New York , recognizing that New Jersey Muslims who have been subjected to the New York City Police Department’s program of blanket, suspicionless surveillance stated a...
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Palestine Legal and Center for Constitutional Rights Release First-of-Its-Kind Report Documenting Efforts to Silence U.S. Supporters of Palestinian Rights
September 30, 2015 - A new report, “ The Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A Movement Under Attack in the US ,” released today by Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) , documents for the first time the widespread and growing suppression of Palestinian human rights...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Constitutional Scholars, Military Officers, Human Rights Groups File Briefs in Support of Abu Ghraib Victims Suing Corporation for Torture
Richmond, VA – Last evening, six amicus briefs were filed with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of four men suing private military contractor CACI Premier Technology, Inc. (CACI) for the company’s role in torturing and otherwise seriously mistreating them at the infamous Abu Ghraib...
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Abu Ghraib Survivors Appeal Immunity for Corporation Involved in Torture
Richmond, VA- Last night, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) appealed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against private military contractor CACI Premier Technology, Inc. (CACI) for the company’s role in the torture and other abuse of four Iraqi men at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison’s so-...
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