On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Campaigns / Close Guantanamo

Latest News and Press Releases

October 30, 2015 Today, Human Rights First signed on to a letter with over a dozen other human rights and civil liberties organizations urging members of the House of Representatives to vote “No” to override the...
October 30, 2015 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday refused to allow one of the five defendants charged with orchestrating the 9/11 attacks to dismiss his...
October 30, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainee Shaker Aamer to the United Kingdom, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the detention...
October 29, 2015 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. After more than a week of confusion at the Guantanamo military commissions over the representation of Walid bin Attash, one of the five accused...
October 29, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ould And al Aziz to his home country of Mauritania, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase...
October 28, 2015 By Megdi Abebe The Hill listed Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino as one of the top lobbyists of 2015, using the term broadly to indicate influence. The publication recognized...
October 26, 2015 Top News Family Immigration Detention The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has announced that it will not renew the license of the Berks County Residential Center, a detention facility...

Pages

Resources

Factsheet | May 26, 2016
Download What are the Periodic Review Boards? President Barack Obama created the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) process through Executive Order 13567 on March 7, 2011. Congress...
Issue Brief | May 26, 2016
How are Guantanamo detainees approved for transfer out of the prison, and what does that process involve? This brief outlines how the current mechanisms work and how they differ from those used by...
Factsheet | May 26, 2016
Download The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 80 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts...
Testimony | May 24, 2016
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, and Members of the Subcommittee: I want to thank you for inviting me here today to participate in this important hearing regarding the status of the detention...