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

Guantanamo

We’ve been at the forefront of the effort to close the prison at Guantanamo.

Latest News and Press Releases

June 22, 2017 This is part three of a five-part series on the remaining cleared Guantanamo Bay detainees. Read part one on Ridah Bin Saleh Al-Yazidi and part two on Muieen Adeen Al-Sattar...
June 16, 2017 This is part two of a five-part series on the remaining cleared Guantanamo Bay detainees. Last week we told you about Rida Bin Saleh Al-Yazidi, a Gitmo detainee who has been at the military...
June 08, 2017 This is part one of a five-part series on the remaining cleared Guantanamo Bay detainees. Since 9/11, the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay has held more than 780 detainees. Using unknown...
June 05, 2017 By Morgan Aiken On May 31, Human Rights First filed an amicus brief in the case of Abd Al-Rahim Hussain Mohammed al-Nashiri. Signed by 12 retired generals and admirals...
June 01, 2017 Washington, D.C.—On behalf of 12 retired generals and admirals of the United States Armed Forces, Human Rights First yesterday filed an amicus brief, with the pro bono assistance...
May 30, 2017 The case against accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four co-defendants should be the trial of the century. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks—the largest loss...
April 12, 2017 By Camille Marrero The clock is ticking. Although the memory of the 9/11 attacks remains vivid in the minds of many Americans, it has already been more than 15 years since they took place. Last...

Pages

Related Event

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.

Resources

Amicus Brief | June 01, 2017
The executive branch is attempting to use a military commission, rather than the readily available federal courts, to try Petitioner for involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and...
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 620 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
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 then codified...
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
Download Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 620 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11. Military commissions have convicted only eight. Federal court...