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October 24, 2016 Top Items LGBT On Wednesday, October 26 National Security Advisor Susan Rice will deliver an address focused on the Obama Administration's efforts to protect and expand the human...
October 18, 2016 By Kevin Meister Last week I traveled to Guantanamo Bay for the second time this year to observe a week of pretrial hearings in the 9/11 case involving Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) and...
October 17, 2016 Top Items Guantanamo Human Rights First today praised the repatriation of Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Slahi to Mauritania, and encourages the Obama Administration to keep up the pace of...
October 17, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the repatriation of Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Slahi to Mauritania, and encourages the Obama Administration to keep up the pace of transfers if...
October 13, 2016 Washington, D.C. - As President Obama enters the last 100 days of his term in office, Human Rights First today urged him to take specific actions to secure his legacy on human rights. The call came...
October 12, 2016 By Elizabeth Topolosky In an election cycle as dirty as this one, sometimes it takes a comedian to sift through slung mud to highlight important issues. On Sunday night John Oliver, host of Last...
October 11, 2016 Top Items United Nations Last week the U.N. Security Council voted to elect former prime minister of Portugal António Guterres as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. Guterres...

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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 | January 17, 2017
The House and the Senate passed their versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2017 (FY17 NDAA). Both bills retain and add to unwise and unnecessary provisions that...
Factsheet | January 17, 2017
The Basics Detainees: The first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2002. Since it opened, 780 detainees have been held there. The Bush Administration...
Factsheet | January 17, 2017
The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 45 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts agree...
Factsheet | January 17, 2017
Closing Guantánamo is a “national security imperative” according to the Department of Defense.  Guantánamo is a symbol of the failed war in Iraq, torture, and delayed justice for hundreds of men...