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  1. Hunger Strikes at Hutto 

    ... an all-women facility in 2009 as a result of a lawsuit  due to inhumane conditions.      The hunger strike ...

    DuffyC - 11/02/2015 - 2:13pm

  2. In Torture Case Against Rumsfeld, Lawyers Cite ‘Widespread Pattern’ of Abuse, Need for Accountability

    ... The ACLU and Human Rights First filed the lawsuit in March 2005 on behalf of nine innocent civilians who were detained by ... have moved to dismiss the suits in their entirety. The lawsuit is seeking compensatory damages for the plaintiffs and a court order ...

    admin - 12/08/2006 - 12:00am

  3. Washington Week on Human Rights: November 28, 2016

    ... darkest days. The New York Times reports on the lawsuit aiming to hold two CIA contractors accountable for torture. ...

    plummerc - 11/28/2016 - 3:42pm

  4. Stronger Regulations in Labor Recruitment and Guest Worker Programs Could Prevent Human Trafficking

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 3:15pm Stronger Regulations in Labor Recruitment and Guest Worker Programs Could Prevent Human Trafficking Bankrupt Slavery: Dismantling the Business of Human Trafficking ...

    margolisme - 02/24/2015 - 3:15pm

  5. Human Rights First and ACLU Express Disappointment at Dismissal of Rumsfeld Torture Case

    ... law scholars filed legal briefs in support of the lawsuit. According to the military law experts, "It was the essence of ... . ...

    admin - 03/27/2007 - 12:00am

  6. Refugees Strengthen America

    Resettling refugees strengthens our national security by supporting our allies and counteracting extremists’ narrative. Refugees undergo extensive screening and are the most vetted people allowed to stay in the United States. ...

    wrightd - 07/05/2016 - 10:00am

  7. New CIA Torture Documents Show Need for Transparency and Accountability

    ... Torture Last week, in response to an ACLU lawsuit, the CIA released a batch of documents “Related to the Former ...

    kucherovm - 09/28/2016 - 1:55pm

  8. Administration’s Brief on ISIS War Shows Why AUMFs Must Be Clear

    ... Obama Administration urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ... and the executive branch; that sovereign immunity bars the lawsuit; and that Captain Smith lacks legal standing.   Regardless of the ...

    kucherovm - 07/21/2016 - 3:47pm

  9. Cambodian Labor Trafficking Victims Sue U.S.-Based Seafood Suppliers

    ... kidnapped and sent to sea on a slave boat . This lawsuit hopes to hold American-based companies accountable for knowingly ...

    kucherovm - 08/18/2016 - 5:01pm

  10. Texas Court Rules that State Cannot Block Federal Refugee Resettlement

    ... Dallas-based U.S. District Judge David Godbey dismissed his lawsuit, ruling that Texas did not have the power to reject Syrian refugees. ...

    margolisme - 06/27/2016 - 4:31pm