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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...
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...

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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 | June 23, 2016
Download The House and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) recently passed their versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2017. Both bills retain...
Factsheet | June 23, 2016
Download On April 28, 2016, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) voted 60-2 to report The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA) to the full House. The bill...
Issue Brief | June 23, 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...
Factsheet | June 23, 2016
Download   The Basics Detainees: The first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2002. Since it opened, 780 detainees have been held there. The...