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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...
August 22, 2012
This article was crossposted from Huffington Post.  Can the government classify the words of an accused terrorist before he even utters them? That will be the subject of much debate in...
August 21, 2012
This blog was originally posted on Huffington Post.  Starting tomorrow, almost 11 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the U.S. military commissions at Guantanamo Bay ...
March 09, 2012
In an editorial titled “Mr. Obama, preserving flexibility on terrorism,” the Washington Post lauds President Obama for issuing a presidential directive last week to mitigate the harmful provisions in...
August 30, 2011
Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s memoir “In My Time” was released today (just a week from the tenth anniversary of 9/11), and he’s been out promoting it, on Dateline last night and The Today Show...

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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 | September 22, 2014
Keynote Address to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Warsaw, Poland by Elisa Massimino, President and CEO, Human Rights First. Dated September 22, 2014. Good...
Factsheet | September 12, 2014
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted nearly 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
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...