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October 19, 2015 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. It was a typical Monday morning at the Guantanamo military commissions. Within the first 15 minutes, the judge had to adjourn the pre-trial hearing...
October 19, 2015 Top News Antisemitism Tomorrow Senator Ben Cardin and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance will host a conversation on Combating Anti-...
October 16, 2015 Yesterday in the D.C. District Court, lawyers for Tariq Ba Odah, a Yemeni detainee in Guantanamo, argued before Judge Thomas Hogan that the U.S. government should order Ba Odah’s release on medical...
October 13, 2015 Top News Guantanamo President Obama will soon decide whether to make good on his promise to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. The legislation contains...
October 07, 2015 The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearings—established to review the cases of detainees slated for indefinite detention without charge or trial—have effectively stalled. The PRB hearings...
October 07, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on President Obama to veto the defense authorization bill over provisions that would make it nearly impossible to close the detention facility at...
October 05, 2015 Top News Guantanamo This week, the Senate will take up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016, legislation that contains provisions that would make it difficult to...

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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 | May 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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...
Testimony | April 28, 2016
Obama Administration recently released a comprehensive plan for closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. The plan necessarily requires the government to move some prisoners to the United States for...