Center for Constitutional Rights
|Center for Constitutional Rights|
|Founder||• Arthur Kinoy|
• William Kunstler
|Sponsored by||Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Tides Foundation|
|Legal advocacy organization based in New York City focusing on civil liberties and human rights litigation, and activism|
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is a progressive non-profit legal advocacy organization based in New York City, New York, in the United States. It was founded in 1966 by Arthur Kinoy, William Kunstler and others particularly to support activists in the implementation of civil rights legislation and to achieve social justice.
CCR has focused on civil liberties and human rights litigation, and activism. Since winning the landmark case in the United States Supreme Court of Rasul v. Bush (2004), establishing the right of detainees at Guantanamo Bay detainment camp to challenge their status in US courts and gain legal representation, it has provided legal assistance to people imprisoned there and gained release for many who were unlawfully held or proven not to be a risk to security.
The executive director of Center for Constitutional Rights is Vincent Warren. Its advocacy director is Nadi Ben-Youssef, and its Legal Director is Baher Azmy. Donita Judge is associate executive director.
Warren earned $259,846 in 2017; Azmy earned $210,322.
In FY 2021-2022, total income was $12.9 million; total expenses were $11.8 million. In 2020, CCR received $17,000 from the Tides Foundation. In 2016-2022, CCR received $5.2 million from the Ford Foundation. In 2016-2021, CCR received $7.2 million from the Open Society Foundation.
An event carried out
|George W. Bush/Torture Indictment||The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Canadian Centre for International Justice have been taking legal action against George W Bush for his role in authorizing and overseeing his administration's well-documented torture program.|
|Ford Foundation||In addition to its own billionaire agenda, also known to have been $$$ middleman for covert CIA funding.|
|Open Society Foundations||A NGO operating in more countries than McDonald's. It has the tendency to support politicians (at times through astroturfing) and activists that get branded as "extreme left" as its founder is billionaire and bane of the pound George Soros. This polarizing perspective causes the abnormal influence of the OSF to go somewhat unanswered.|
|Tides Foundation||Funneling large amounts of anonymous deep state dark money to "activists" mostly on the "left"|
Documents sourced from Center for Constitutional Rights
|File:Bush Denunciation Letter 7 Feb 2011.pdf||open letter||George W. Bush/Torture Indictment||7 February 2011||An unequivocal allegation of torture by George W Bush and a request that the General Prosecutor of the Canton of Geneva follow up the legal responsibilities stemming from the UN Convention Against Torture.|
|File:Bush Exhibits List.pdf||document list||George W. Bush/Torture Indictment||2011||A list of the evidence used in the CCR's indictment of George W Bush.|
|File:Bush Indictment.pdf||legal document||George W. Bush/Torture Indictment||2011||The indictment of former U.S. president George W. Bush for his role in authorizing and overseeing his administration’s well-documented torture program.|
- The Center for Constitutional Rights.