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December 18, 2015
Washington, DC – During his final White House press conference of 2015, President Obama doubled down on his commitment to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba before the...
December 17, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the Obama Administration for its decision to transfer 17 Guantanamo detainees out of the facility by the end of January 2016, a move which would...
December 11, 2015
On Monday, December 7, in an amicus brief coordinated by Human Rights First and filed by Morrison & Foerster LLP, 14 retired generals and admirals of the United States Armed Forces argued that...
December 09, 2015
Yesterday, at the continuing mess that is the Guantanamo military commissions, the proceedings were interrupted by an extended debate over whether female guards should be allowed to come into...
December 09, 2015
By Alice Debarre Yesterday the Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened for the 12th and last time this year to determine whether a detainee could be cleared for release...
December 08, 2015
Top News Extremism in France France’s far-right National Front party, spearheaded by Marine Le Pen, reportedly made major gains in yesterday’s regional elections. News sources say the party had a...
December 02, 2015
By Adelma Jakupovic The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board(PRB) convened yesterday morning to assess whether Yemeni national Mustafa Abd al-Qawi Abd al-Aziz al-Shamiri, a Gitmo detainee for...

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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...