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July 06, 2015
Top News Guantanamo Over the weekend, six former British cabinet ministers joined a group of more than 80 prominent Britons to urge the Obama Administration to free Shaker Aamer, the last British...
July 02, 2015
By Mark Fallon This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. No more delays. No more excuses. No more partisan finger pointing. It's time to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. America...
July 01, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that the 2015 National Military Strategy, released today, should place a greater emphasis on ensuring that U.S. partners in counterterrorism uphold human...
June 29, 2015
Top News Family Immigration Detention As Independence Day approaches, the Department of Homeland Security has announced reforms that will allow detained families who pass a credible fear or...
June 29, 2015
New York City—Human Rights First welcomes news reports that the Obama Administration plans to fill the long-vacant position of State Department envoy for Guantanamo.  The ...
June 24, 2015
By Carolyn Tackett The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) met yesterday to determine the transfer status of Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar, allegedly a senior member of the Libyan...
June 23, 2015
Today the Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) will conduct its 16th hearing to determine whether a detainee continues to pose a threat to the United States or can be cleared for transfer. The...

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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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Factsheet | July 06, 2015
Representatives from the House and Senate are currently in conference, negotiating the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2016. The NDAA bills from both houses contain...
Letter | May 20, 2015
May 13, 2015 Dear Representative, I am a member of a coalition of more than 60 retired general and admirals of the United States Armed Forces who have consistently worked to find a way to...
Issue Brief | May 13, 2015
National security experts and U.S. officials have long stated that the Guantanamo Bay detention center acts as a powerful propaganda symbol in terrorist groups’ recruiting materials. According to...
Factsheet | April 23, 2015
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) recently introduced proposed legislation that would effectively ban all transfers out of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility for two years. Rep. Walorski’s...