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November 09, 2015
Top News Guantanamo As early as this week, the Obama Administration is set to release its plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The long-awaited strategy reportedly...
November 06, 2015
By Alice Debarre Though many Americans have grown complacent about the prison at Guantanamo Bay, it’s still a pressing concern to the international community. Because Gitmo has been the site of...
November 05, 2015
By Alice Debarre The Obama Administration is facing its last, best chance to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay following the president's veto of the NDAA. In a New York Times editorial, Senator...
November 05, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today urged President Obama to submit a plan to Congress detailing actions the administration will take to...
November 05, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Today the House of Representatives passed an updated defense authorization bill following President Obama’s veto last month. Human Rights First praises an historic amendment...
November 03, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises reports that the Periodic Review Board (PRB) has cleared Guantanamo detainee Abdul Rahman Ahmed for transfer, and urges the Obama Administration...
November 02, 2015
Top News Guantanamo Last week two detainees were transferred out of the the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Shaker Aamer was transferred to the United Kingdom and Ahmed Ould Abdel...

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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...