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November 12, 2015 By Alice Debarre Given the importance of detainee transfers to the effort to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. government should seek to ensure that a detainee recently transferred to...
November 10, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate passed an updated defense authorization bill following President Obama’s veto last month. Human Rights First praises a landmark provision in the bill that...
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...

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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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Testimony | May 24, 2016
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, and Members of the Subcommittee: I want to thank you for inviting me here today to participate in this important hearing regarding the status of the detention...
Factsheet | May 24, 2016
Download 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...
Factsheet | May 24, 2016
Download The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 80 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts...
Issue Brief | May 24, 2016
How are Guantanamo detainees approved for transfer out of the prison, and what does that process involve? This brief outlines how the current mechanisms work and how they differ from those used by...