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April 14, 2014
Lawyers for 9/11 defendant Ramzi Bin Al Shibh today asked military commissions judge Army Colonel James Pohl to stop the proceedings against him and other alleged 9/11 co-conspirators at Guantanamo...
April 04, 2014
This week, BuzzFeed reported that a bipartisan group of senators has been meeting to discuss the utility of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), the law passed in the days after 9...
March 26, 2014
New York City – Today a jury found Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, guilty on all counts in a New York federal court. He is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison....
March 21, 2014
This is a cross post from The Huffington Post When Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was arrested last year, Obama critics like Senator Mitch McConnell (R- Ky.) were outraged. "He is an enemy combatant...
March 20, 2014
This morning, observers and media had the opportunity to remotely view the unclassified portion of the periodic review board (PRB) hearing in the case of Ali Ahmad al-Rahizi, a Yemeni who has been...
March 20, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes today’s announcement that Uruguay has agreed to accept five Guantanamo Bay detainees. The organization notes that the agreement between the United...
March 14, 2014
The Senate Intelligence Committee produced a landmark 6,000-page report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. This report has the potential to end the debate on torture and prevent its...

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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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Letter | February 11, 2015
February 5, 2015 Representative Vicky Hartzler United States House of Representatives 2235 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Representative Jackie...
Letter | February 11, 2015
February 10, 2015 Dear Senator, I am a member of a coalition of more than 50 retired general and admirals of the United States Armed Forces who have consistently worked to find a way to...
Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...
Issue Brief | February 04, 2015
The prison at Guantanamo Bay, which now holds 122 detainees, is vastly more expensive to operate than the equivalent federal prisons. Indeed, it’s come to be called “the most expensive prison on...