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Close Guantanamo

This shameful site and symbol of detainee abuse can be closed; what’s missing is political will.

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October 22, 2014
The military commission trials at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay have been fraught with problems. Hearings are often cancelled at the last minute, and only eight people—of the hundreds who have...
October 21, 2014
This month, Elisa Massimno appeared on the talk show Conversations in the Digital Age with Jim Zirin to discuss the state of human rights in the world today. On the heels of her inspiring keynote...
October 21, 2014
By: Michael Joseph, a retired partner at Blank Rome LLP I began representing asylum seekers four years ago following retirement from 50 years as a securities lawyer and regulatory...
October 21, 2014
Throughout my legal career, I have made pro bono work a priority. In the mid-1990s, I handled asylum and immigration cases for Haitian refugees detained at Guantanamo Bay.  As a Haitian American...
October 17, 2014
This is a cross-post from the Huffington Post I really hope family members of victims of the 9/11 attacks weren't planning on attending the hearings scheduled at Guantanamo Bay this week. It's bad...
October 14, 2014
Top News KERRY TO CAIRO Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo today to participate in an international conference of 50 nations pledging $5 billion to rebuild the Gaza Strip. He met with...
September 26, 2014
In a post this week responding to Jessica Schulberg’s piece about the financial costs of Guantanamo, Ben Wittes at Lawfare wrote that bringing Gitmo detainees into the United States “would require...

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Factsheet | September 12, 2014
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted nearly 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Factsheet | June 18, 2014
  Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted nearly 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11.   Military commissions have convicted only seven.  ...
Opinions | February 05, 2014
By C. Dixon Osburn, Human Rights First This week marks five years since President Obama's executive order to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Signed on his second day in office, the...
Letter | January 21, 2014
Thirty-one of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals on January 21, 2014 sent a letter to President Obama urging him to make good on his executive order to close the U.S....