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October 18, 2012
This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost. In an ordinary federal court held on U.S. soil, it's clear what rules apply. There are the laws passed by Congress, precedent from cases decided in...
October 17, 2012
This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost. In an unexpected twist to the September 11 hearings at Guantanamo today, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the massive 2001...
October 17, 2012
This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost. The definition and use of classified information, and the public's right to hear it, is proving to be one of the most important issues arising in...
October 16, 2012
This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost.  Could the victim of a classified CIA execution program be prevented by the government from telling anyone about his experience being targeted...
October 16, 2012
This article was crossposted from Huffington Post.  As a long row of camouflage-clad U.S. soldiers lined the courtroom wall, lawyers for the five September 11 defendants argued this morning...
October 15, 2012
Cross-posted from The Huffington Post Starting Monday, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four alleged September 11 co-conspirators are scheduled to appear in a Guantanamo Bay courtroom for hearings...
August 23, 2012
This blog was crossposted from Huffington Post. Yesterday, shortly before the scheduled hearing at Guantanamo Bay of the alleged September 11 plotters was cancelled due to an impending...

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May 5, 2014

A year later, there are calls to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, as well as calls to extend its reach to Benghazi, Boko Haram, and beyond. While there has been a quickening pace in detainee transfers out of Guantanamo, the military commission proceedings continue to spark legal challenges and progress at a painfully slow pace. There also remains controversy over the lack of transparency and apparent mistakes in the United States' targeted killing programs.

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Testimony | May 20, 2014
Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations May 21, 2014 Download SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Human Rights First welcomes the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s attention to the...
Letter | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014   Dear Senator: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo detainees...
Letter | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014   Dear Representative: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo...
Opinions | March 25, 2014
Op-ed by Daphne Eviatar.  The government’s charges against Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law looked pretty thin. Washington was basically claiming that the Kuwaiti imam had made a...