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Michael Ratner Coming to Gaza!

November 18, 2009

Michael Ratner, the President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a non-profit human rights litigation organization based in New York, is coming to Gaza, as a participant in the Gaza Freedom March.

As he says, “For too long, and I do not exempt myself, most of us have stood silently by or made only a marginal protests about the massive violations of Palestinian rights carried out by Israel.”

He was co-counsel in representing the Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States Supreme Court, where, in June 2004, the court decided his clients have the right to test the legality of their detentions in court. Ratner is also a past president of the National Lawyers Guild and the author of numerous books and articles, including the books “The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book,” “Against War with Iraq and Guantanamo: What the World Should Know,” and a textbook on international human rights.

We’re happy to have him with us.

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