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September 22, 2015 By Alice Debarre As the search for a potential prison to house the remaining Guantanamo detainees on U.S. soil makes the news, another key step towards closing the infamous detention center...
September 22, 2015 Washington, D.C.– Following reports that the United States has released Guantanamo detainee Abdul Rahman Shalabi to his home country of Saudi Arabia, Human Rights First’s Raha Wala issued the...
September 22, 2015 Top News Global Refugee Crisis Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States will increase the annual number of refugees it takes in by 15,000, bringing the total...
September 18, 2015 By Lucy Seyfarth Today a group of human rights organizations, including Human Rights First, released a letter to the Secretary of Defense and Attorney General calling on them to...
September 17, 2015 Next week Pope Francis will make his first visit the United States. The occasion has Catholics and non-Catholics alike wondering what issues the Pope will choose to speak about. His six-day tour...
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...

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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.

Resources

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...