• Press Release: Former Haitian Colonel To Be Prosecuted

    Trial Next Week in Miami for Torture, Extrajudicial Killings For Immediate Release Contact: Moira Feeney, Esq., mfeeney@cja.org, (415) 544-0444 x302 Pamela Merchant, Executive Director, pmerchant@cja.org,(415)544-0444 x307 Susan M. Bass, Marketing Communications Manager for Holland & Knight, LLP, susan.bass@hklaw.com, (813) 769-4326 What: The trial against former Haitian Colonel Carl Dorélien for torture and extrajudicial killing is […]

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  • NLG Joins the Israeli Accountability Campaign

    The National Lawyers’ Guild National Executive Committee recently endorsed the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation’s Israeli Accountability Campaign (IAC). The IAC seeks to use the pending law suit against Moshe Ya’alon as a tool to educate and mobilize legal and general communities nationally and to demand that the Bush Administration hold Israel accountable […]

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  • NLG and Others Issue Open Letter on Iran, Warn of Illegality of Any Offensive Military Action by the United States

    Today European, international and United States legal and human rights groups issued an open letter warning of the illegality of any offensive military action by the United States against Iran. Signatories include the American Association of Jurists, Center for Constitutional Rights (U.S.), Droite Solidarite (France), European Association of Lawyers for Human Rights and Democracy, Italian […]

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  • UN Labor Panel Finds U.S. Violates International Labor Rules, Calls for Repeal of North Carolina Anti-Bargaining Law

    Robin Alexander In a strongly-worded decision made public today, the International Labour Organization (ILO), an agency of the United Nations, issued an unprecedented call for the United States to “promote the establishment of a collective bargaining framework in the public sector in North Carolina,” and called specifically for the repeal of North Carolina General Statute […]

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  • Human Rights Abuse in Oaxaca Action Alert: Your Letter Can Make a Difference

    Robin Alexander, Merrilyn Onisko, and Jennifer Harbury OAXACA CRISIS: PLEASE SEND LETTERS, CALL CONGRESS Dear Friends, Let us begin with saludos solidarios, and our hopes that this letter finds you well in health and spirits. We are writing to share some very disturbing information about the current human rights situation in Oaxaca, Mexico. We had […]

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  • IADL Resolution on Haiti

    Adopted at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers Bureau Meeting in Cochin, India December 19 and 20, 2006 Considering the political events that transpired in Haiti in the course of the year 2003, which led to the violent death of numerous Haitian citizens, particularly among the members and supporters of the Fanmi Lavalas political party; […]

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  • Resolution Condemning Political Repression in the Philippines

    The Guild’s National Executive Committee recently approved a resolution on political repression and its impact on women in the Philippines, which was submitted by the International Committee, Philippines Subcommittee, Merrilyn Onisko and Vanessa Lucas. The Filipino GABRIELA Network was touched by our resolution and very grateful for our determination to continue working together. Text of […]

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  • Delegation to the Philippines Releases Their Report

    Vanessa Lucas, Philippines Subcommittee On September 21, 2006, the 34th anniversary of Marcos’ declaration of martial law, a press conference was held at the Center for Constitutional Rights to announce the release of the Report of the Women’s Human Rights Delegation to the Philippines. Speaking at the press conference were Tina Foster, Vanessa Lucas, and […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Calls on Haiti’s Elected Government to Release Political Prisoners Remaining From the Latortue Dictatorship

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges Haiti’s Constitutional Government, especially President René Préval and Minister of Justice René Magloire, to immediately release all of the political prisoners remaining from the unconstitutional regime of Prime Minister Gérard Latortue (2004-2006). Almost all of the political prisoners were arrested illegally, all have been in jail without trial longer […]

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  • Haitian Death Squad Leader Ordered to Pay $19 Million to Torture Survivors

    Moira Feeney, Center for Justice and Accountability Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, the former leader of Haiti’s notorious death squad known as FRAPH, has been ordered to pay $19 damages to three women who survived rape, other torture, and attempted killing committed by paramilitary forces under his command. The case marks the first time that anyone has […]

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