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September 17, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Following reports that the United States has transferred Guantanamo detainee Younis Chekkouri to his home country of Morocco, Human Rights First’s Raha Wala...
September 15, 2015 Top News Global Refugee Crisis Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it plans to increase the annual ceiling for refugee admissions to the United States by 5,000 from 70,000 to 75,000...
September 04, 2015 Yesterday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released the latest numbers on the “reengagement” of former Guantanamo detainees. They show that the Obama Administration’s...
August 26, 2015 The Obama Administration is gearing up to release its long-awaited plan for closing Guantanamo—a plan that likely involves moving some detainees to a federal or military prison within the United...
August 24, 2015 Top News Family Detention Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled late on Friday that the Obama Administration must release children from family detention centers “without unnecessary delay” and that they...
August 20, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised Secretary of Defense Ash Carter for reiterating his and the administration’s commitment to closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay by the...
August 18, 2015 Mohammed Kamin, a Guantanamo detainee for over a decade, had a Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing this morning. The 37-year-old Afghan is believed to have been a member of al Qaeda, "...

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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 | April 28, 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...
Factsheet | April 28, 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...
Issue Brief | April 28, 2016
Download 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...
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...