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Center for Constitutional Rights


The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. 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.

CCR employs litigation, education, and advocacy to advance the law in a positive direction, to empower poor communities and communities of color, to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources, to train the next generation of constitutional and human rights attorneys, and to strengthen the broader movement for social justice


CCR accepts cases and projects based on principle and the value of the struggle itself, not based on any calculations about likelihood of success. We believe that change happens outside the courtroom, and our work can further change with or without legal victory. There are cases CCR has worked on tenaciously for decades, yet we stood by the cause and the client. We will continue to take these kinds of cases because justice demands it. 


CCR combines daring and innovative litigation, advocacy and strategic communications in our commitment to use the law as a positive force for social change. Our work is explicitly rooted in the civil and human rights movements of which we are a part.