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December 08, 2015 Top News Extremism in France France’s far-right National Front party, spearheaded by Marine Le Pen, reportedly made major gains in yesterday’s regional elections. News sources say the party had a...
December 02, 2015 By Adelma Jakupovic The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board(PRB) convened yesterday morning to assess whether Yemeni national Mustafa Abd al-Qawi Abd al-Aziz al-Shamiri, a Gitmo detainee for...
December 01, 2015 In a newly released 2013 memo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to President Obama to voice her dismay at the lack of progress on closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. National security...
November 25, 2015 Washington, D.C. – President Obama today signed into law an updated defense authorization bill that includes a landmark provision reinforcing the United States’ ban on the use of torture. Human...
November 16, 2015 Top News France Attacks Following the tragic November 13 Paris terrorist attacks that claimed more than 130 lives across the city, Human Rights First’s Susan Corke, who was in Paris last week to...
November 16, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of five detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the...
November 12, 2015 By Alice Debarre Given the importance of detainee transfers to the effort to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. government should seek to ensure that a detainee recently transferred 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 | July 21, 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 | July 21, 2016
Download The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 76 detainees remain at the prison, which national security...
Issue Brief | July 21, 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 | July 20, 2016
Download In 2011, Wikileaks released more than 750 assessments of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility done by Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), the military task force...