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    Memorandum: Concerning the International Women\u27s Year Conference and Women\u27s Rights Project.

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    A memorandum from the American Civil Liberties Union on The Houston Women\u27s Conference. November 4, 1977

    Pamphlet: Campaign for the Bill of Rights

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    A pamphlet from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) calling on the major parties and Presidential candidates to uphold and adopt four Bill of Right planks: a national campaign against bigotry and racism, constitutional protection for a woman’s right to choose, a realistic approach to crime and punishment, and a Bill of Rights for all working people. No date given. Box 23 Folder 1

    United States’ Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

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    The U.S. government is engaged in targeted killings through drone strikes (and other aircraft) in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere, which have resulted in the deaths of thousands of people. U.S. practice is characterized by secrecy and an unwillingness even to engage directly with concerns about civilian harm, let alone to provide accountability for civilian deaths and injury. Despite calls for disclosure from UN experts and non- governmental organizations, the U.S. government uses vague and shifting legal standards, and fails to disclose the basis for strikes or the steps it takes to minimize harm to civilians and investigate reported violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law

    In the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, civil action no: 17-cv-00099 Hon. John P. Bailey. The Marshall County Coal Company, the Marion County Coal Company, the Harrison County Coal Company, the Ohio County Coal Company, Murray Energy Corporation, and Robert E. Murray, plaintiffs v. John Oliver, Charles Wilson, Partially Important Productions, LLC, Home Box Office, Inc., Time Warner Inc., and Does 1 through 10, defendants.

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    Brief amicus curiae of the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Foundation in opposition to plaintiffs\u27 motion for a temporary restraining order and in support of dismissal and Rule 11 sanctions. http://morris.law.yale.edu/record=b1550776https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/amtrials/1021/thumbnail.jp

    Memorandum: To Selected Members of The Florida IWY Delegation

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    Invitation to Seminar on Procedures and Strategy November 6, 1977

    Joint Submission to the Human Rights Committee: Draft General Comment 36 on Article 6, on the Right to Life

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    Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic, the International Commission of Jurists, the Open Society Justice Initiative, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Rights Watch (UK) welcome the opportunity to provide the Human Rights Committee (the Committee) with the following observations on its draft General Comment on Article 6 (the draft) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the Covenant) on the right to life, ahead of its second reading

    Public Acknowledgement and Investigations of U.S. “Targeted Killings” and Drone Strikes

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    The United Nations, local and international human rights organizations, and journalists have investigated and reported numerous cases in which there is credible evidence of harm to Yemeni, Pakistani, and other civilians from U.S. strikes carried out in secret, often using drones. The families of those individuals are still seeking redress and accountability, and the continued refusal of your administration even to officially acknowledge their losses compounds their sufferin
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