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December 06, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed President Obama’s speech on his administration’s approach to counterterrorism, noting that the policies outlined protect the United States’ national...
December 06, 2016 Top Items National Security Today the Obama Administration released a presidential report and memorandum, as well as supporting documents, detailing the administration’s policy and legal...
December 05, 2016 This blog is cross-posted from Huffington Post. Among the many questions Donald Trump will have to consider when he takes office in January is whether to keep trying to prosecute the five...
December 05, 2016 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today said that the Obama Administration's release of a presidential report and memorandum—and related policy documents—on the legal and policy...
November 29, 2016 By Elizabeth Topolosky For most Americans, the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are out-of-sight, out-of-mind. But the troubled system grinds on. On November 14th, I traveled with...
November 21, 2016 Top Items Torture Senator John McCain (R-AZ), while speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday, delivered strong remarks against any return to the use of...
November 14, 2016 Top Items 2016 Election This year’s divisive campaign season was filled with troubling rhetoric and policy proposals that are out of step with the United States’ long history of being a...

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February 2, 2016

Human Rights First will host an event to discuss the practical steps the administration and Congress should take to close the facility that national security leaders agree undermines national security and is inconsistent with American ideals.

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Factsheet | December 05, 2016
The Basics Detainees: The first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2002. Since it opened, 780 detainees have been held there. The Bush Administration...
Blueprint | December 05, 2016
Summary President Obama should provide sustained leadership to increase the momentum to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo and close the facility. Sustained leadership Communicate to...
Factsheet | December 05, 2016
The Detainees Detainees currently held at Guantánamo: 59. Total number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780. Detainees released under President Bush: Over 500. Detainees...
Factsheet | December 05, 2016
Download Closing Guantánamo is a “national security imperative” according to the Department of Defense.  Guantánamo is a symbol of the failed war in Iraq, torture, and delayed justice for...