[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Where’s The Accountability During The “War On Terror"?

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UJP Activist: Where’s The Accountability During The “War On Terror"?








WHERE’S THE ACCOUNTABILITY DURING THE “WAR ON TERROR\"?
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AN UPDATE FROM THE CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
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presented by Katherine Gallagher, Senior Human Rights Attorney, CCR

When: Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: First Church Congregational • 11 Garden St • Hastings Room •
Cambridge

  * CCR's work to hold private military contractors, such as the Blackwater
Corporation, accountable for human rights abuses

      * CCR's efforts to use international law mechanisms to hold Bush
administrations accountable for torture

      * CCR's case challenging the Obama Administration's policy of target
assassinations

The CCR appreciates the opportunity to share its work to help us win in the
"court of public opinion".

The Center for Constitutional Rights [1] 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.

Katherine Gallagher [2] is a Senior Staff Attorney at the CCR, where she focuses
on holding individuals, including US and foreign government officials, and
corporations, including private military contractors, accountable for serious
human rights violations. Among the cases she is working on are Arar v.
Ashcroft, Matar v. Dichter, Saleh v. Titan and Estate of Atban v.
Blackwater.

Prior to joining CCR, she worked at the United Nations International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 2001-2006.  Among other jobs, she has
also worked as a legal advisor for the Organization for Security and Cooperation
in Europe in Kosovo and with the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown.
During the negotiations to establish the International Criminal Court, she
worked as a member of the Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice in the
International Criminal Court, to ensure that gender-based violence and
discrimination are adequately addressed.

Katherine currently serves as a Vice-President on the International Board of the
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), of which CCR has been a
member since 2004. (For more information on FIDH, see www.fidh.org). Katherine
received a joint M.A. in Journalism and Middle East Studies from New York
University in 1995 and a J.D. from the City University of New York in 2000.

Lunch will be served (a small donation will be requested).   Download and print
the flyer [3].

Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action [4], United for Justice with Peace [5],
and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild [6].   For
information write info at masspeaceaction.org [7] or call 617-354-2169.






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organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP
Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social and
economic justice.

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		Where’s The Accountability During The “War On Terror\"? [14]

		Wed Dec 1

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