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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...
November 03, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises reports that the Periodic Review Board (PRB) has cleared Guantanamo detainee Abdul Rahman Ahmed for transfer, and urges the Obama Administration...
November 02, 2015 Top News Guantanamo Last week two detainees were transferred out of the the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Shaker Aamer was transferred to the United Kingdom and Ahmed Ould Abdel...
October 30, 2015 Today, Human Rights First signed on to a letter with over a dozen other human rights and civil liberties organizations urging members of the House of Representatives to vote “No” to override the...
October 30, 2015 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday refused to allow one of the five defendants charged with orchestrating the 9/11 attacks to dismiss his...
October 30, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainee Shaker Aamer to the United Kingdom, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the detention...
October 29, 2015 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. After more than a week of confusion at the Guantanamo military commissions over the representation of Walid bin Attash, one of the five accused...

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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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 | 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...