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July 13, 2015
Top News Extremism in Hungary This week on Capitol Hill, the Hungarian American Institute is lobbying with a delegation that includes Hungarian Member of Parliament Gabor Seaudt, a member of...
July 13, 2015
By Derek Claytor As a young eighteen-year-old Marine Private First Class on my first deployment, I was tasked with watching over two detainees suspected of terrorist activities as they were...
July 06, 2015
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. While Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks and beach vacations, some prominent Brits were noting a certain...
July 06, 2015
Top News Guantanamo Over the weekend, six former British cabinet ministers joined a group of more than 80 prominent Britons to urge the Obama Administration to free Shaker Aamer, the last British...
July 02, 2015
By Mark Fallon This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. No more delays. No more excuses. No more partisan finger pointing. It's time to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. America...
June 29, 2015
Top News Family Immigration Detention As Independence Day approaches, the Department of Homeland Security has announced reforms that will allow detained families who pass a credible fear or...
June 29, 2015
New York City—Human Rights First welcomes news reports that the Obama Administration plans to fill the long-vacant position of State Department envoy for Guantanamo.  The ...

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Factsheet | February 01, 2016
Download SUMMARY The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA) currently prohibits the president from closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. The NDAA bans...
Report | November 04, 2015
Follow-up Recommendation Report will assess Immigration Detention and Guantanamo. Download PDF
Video | October 09, 2015
Year after year, President Obama has committed to closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. It’s nearly his final year in office and the prison remains open. The current 2016 National...