The Center for Constitutional Rights is tracking incidents of repression, big and small.
To All Palestinian Rights Activists:
To All Muslim and Arab Student Activists:
To All Human Rights Activists:
The Center for Constitutional Rights, in collaboration with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the Student Speech Working Group and others, is working to ensure that Palestinian rights activists have the legal support they need to exercise their First Amendment rights and continue organizing.
They invite you to contact them for legal advice, to seek advocacy support, or to report incidents of repression.
Please contact them if you:
- Face attempts to shut down, smear or hamper your activism
- Believe your First Amendment rights to organize and protest have been violated
- Need legal advice about BDS or other campaigns
- Experience verbal or physical intimidation or assault
- Experience different treatment than other groups on campus
- Have questions about your rights to engage in activism
They will help answer your legal questions, refer you to partners around the country, and provide you with resources to inform your work.
CCR and NLG stand with advocates for Palestinian rights as part of their mission to fight for human rights accountability more broadly. Both organizations are dedicated to supporting activists and movements engaged in efforts to achieve social justice.
The Student Speech Working Group is a coalition of civil rights organizations and lawyers, legal workers, students, and other groups and individuals dedicated to supporting the free speech of students advocating for Palestinian rights, and other Muslim and Arab student activists. The coalition includes the Asian Law Caucus, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Lawyers Guild, the Council on American-Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area, American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and other individual lawyers and students.
Activists who have questions or need support can request help and resources by going to palestinelegalsupport.org, calling (312) 212-0448, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Attorneys cautioned that confidential facts about a situation should not be shared on the webform or via email. Attorneys working with CCR, NLG and other partners will respond to inquiries.
The Center for Constitutional Rights 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.