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June 17, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to aFreedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released the names, nationalities...
June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON– Human Rights First welcomed ongoing engagement from Congress on Guantanamo this week during debate over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the Senate Armed Services...
June 13, 2013
Thirteen years after the USS Cole was bombed by an approaching vessel in the Yemen port of Aden, a military commission in Guantanamo Bay is trying to figure out if the act constituted...
June 12, 2013
Does an accused man have the right to hear classified evidence he already knows, when it's directly relevant to whether he'll be put to death? Not in a U.S. military commission, according to...
June 12, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Just days after White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough joined Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for a tour the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo...
May 23, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed President Obama’s pledge to pursue an exit strategy from the current armed conflict, to take concrete steps to close...
May 09, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised Senator Carl Levin’s leadership in urging the White House to appoint an official to oversee the transfer of Guantanamo detainees. In response...

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May 5, 2014

A year later, there are calls to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, as well as calls to extend its reach to Benghazi, Boko Haram, and beyond. While there has been a quickening pace in detainee transfers out of Guantanamo, the military commission proceedings continue to spark legal challenges and progress at a painfully slow pace. There also remains controversy over the lack of transparency and apparent mistakes in the United States' targeted killing programs.

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Testimony | May 20, 2014
Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations May 21, 2014 Download SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Human Rights First welcomes the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s attention to the...
Letter | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014   Dear Senator: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo detainees...
Letter | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014   Dear Representative: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo...
Opinions | March 25, 2014
Op-ed by Daphne Eviatar.  The government’s charges against Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law looked pretty thin. Washington was basically claiming that the Kuwaiti imam had made a...