January 13, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) and the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) on Sunday filed a formal complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) alleging that UK government and military officials engaged in "systematic" war crimes during the war in Iraq. According ...[read more]
December 14, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 14, 2010, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a joint expert opinion urging a Spanish court to investigate former Bush administration officials for alleged violations of the Geneva Conventions. The joint ...[read more]
February 7, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Human Rights (ECCHR) on Monday urged the signatory states of the UN Convention Against Torture (CAT) to pursue criminal charges against former US president George W. Bush. The call came as the rights groups announced that two ...[read more]
December 14, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a joint expert opinion Tuesday urging a Spanish court to open an investigation into six former Bush administration officials for their roles in the torture of detainees. The ...[read more]
May 25, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Several international human rights and jurist organizations on Monday petitioned the UN to support Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon in his inquiry into human rights violations during the Spanish Civil War and to ask Spain to end his criminal prosecution. Garzon was suspended last week by the Spanish ...[read more]
November 24, 2007
by Steve Czajkowski
French prosecutor Jean-Claude Marin has dismissed a war crimes claim against former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld alleging that Rumsfeld authorized US personnel to torture prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, according to a lawyer for the Paris-based International Federation of Human ...[read more]
October 26, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
European and US-based rights groups filed a lawsuit against former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with the Paris prosecutor Friday coincident with Rumsfeld's arrival in Paris to deliver a speech sponsored by Foreign Policy magazine. In their complaint the French-based International Fede... ...[read more]

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