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  • The Ratner Report

    Will the ICC Charge Israel With War Crimes?
    Michael Ratner, Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin, says it's uncertain if the move by Palestinians to join the ICC will lead to cases on the last military assault on Gaza or the continued settlement construction

      January 7, 2015

    Case Filed in European Court Against Bush-Era Torture
    The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) files case against Bush Administration officials for running a state organized program of torture authorized at the highest levels, says Michael Ratner, chair of ECCHR

      December 19, 2014

    Obama's Record on Defending Civil and Constitutional Rights Abysmal
    Michael Ratner and Paul Jay discuss Obama administration's policy towards Ferguson, Guantanamo, the NSA and torture

      November 27, 14

    Swedish Court of Appeals Rule to Continue the Detention of Julian Assange
    While the prosecutor was reprimanded by the court for failing to move this case forward, it does not provide Assange with a remedy, says Michael Ratner, US lawyer for Julian Assange

      November 21, 14

    Obama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for Torture to Occur Again
    The Obama administration should be judged by its actions, not by its pious words, says Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights

      November 16, 14

    American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture
    Michael Ratner of the Centre for Constitutional Rights rejects the idea that the convention on torture exempts the US outside its borders

      October 22, 14

    Federal Court Weighs Gitmo Force-feeding
    Michael Ratner: Gitmo prisoners remain on hunger strike as President Obama refuses to use his executive power to end inhumane force-feeding and close the prison

      October 14, 14

    The World Made A Much More Dangerous Place by the U.S. Since 9/11
    Michael Ratner: The United States should have held Saudi Arabia and Pakistan criminally responsible for 9/11 instead of launching wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

      October 3, 14

    US-Israel Pressure Palestine Not to Join the ICC
    Michael Ratner: Will the Palestinian Authority join the ICC despite intimidation?

      October 3, 14

    The Dahiya Doctrine: Evidence of Israel's Intentional Mass Slaughter in Gaza
    Michael Ratner says a recent release by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange shows brutal depths of Israeli policy towards Gaza

      October 3, 14

    Sweden Violates Assange's Human Rights
    Laughable "decision" refuses to dismiss Assange warrant & recognize his asylum

      October 3, 14

    10 Years Since Historic Legal Victory Protecting Rights of Guantanamo Detainees
    Michael Ratner: 10 years after the Center for Constitutional Rights won a major civil rights case that ended or limited torture of Guantanamo detainees, 149 people remain in detention though 88 detainees have been cleared for release

      October 3, 14

    Assange Remains Trapped in Ecuadorian Embassy Two Years Later
    WikiLeaks founder's attorney Michael Ratner explains how the US, UK, and Sweden share responsibility for Assange's inability to leave

      October 3, 14

    One Year of Snowden Leaks
    Michael Ratner: The empire has been hurt by the Snowden, Manning, Assange revelations

      October 3, 14

    Ratner Report: Why I Resigned from Brandeis Univ. Ethics Board
    Center for Constitutional Rights president emeritus Michael Ratner says strong Zionist influences have taken a stranglehold over the university

      October 3, 14

    Michael Ratner: Twitter Storm between WikiLeaks and Glenn Greenwald
    WikiLeaks promises to name the 5th country where MYSTIC mega data collection program is applied

      October 3, 14

    The Hypocrisy of US Calling for Enforcement of International Law
    Michael Ratner: President Obama tries to condemn Russia's annexation of Crimea by justifying the illegal US invasion of Iraq

      October 3, 14

    Documents Reveal NSA and GCHQ Efforts to Destroy Assange And Track Wikileaks Supporters
    Michael Ratner: Documents show the US engaged in major attacks against journalists, publishers, and whistleblowers, as a UK court upholds the legality of David Miranda's detention at Heathrow airport

      October 3, 14

    US Drones Reaping Death by Sim Card
    Michael Ratner: Eliminating Targets Based on NSA spying but not verified by human intelligence demonstrates Obama's false promise of oversight

      October 3, 14

    Ratner: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Facilitating Israeli War Crimes
    Michael Ratner: President Obama and New York mayor de Blasio's statements in blanket support of Israel enables it's violations of Palestinians' rights

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