On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Topics / Guantanamo

Latest News and Press Releases

April 06, 2016 Last Friday the Office of the Military Commissions abruptly notified observers that the pre-trial hearings at Guantanamo Bay for the accused planners of the September 11th attacks, planned for April...
April 05, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic Salem Ahmad Hadi Bin Kanad, a 40-year-old Yemeni citizen, went before the Period Review Board (PRB) this morning for the second time to give his plea for release...
April 04, 2016 Top News Guantanamo Today two detainees from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred to Senegal. The transfers come as the Pentagon...
April 04, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Senegal, but notes that the pace of the transfers must increase if the facility is to close by the...
March 23, 2016 This morning the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on “The Administration’s Plan to Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility: At What Foreign Policy and National Security Cost?” The...
March 23, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Major General Michael R. Lehnert, USMC (Ret.), today urged members of Congress to renew their efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The call came in a...
March 21, 2016 Top News Torture Last week National Security Advisor Susan Rice announced that the president will begin the declassification of records from Argentina’s “Dirty War” as he travels to...

Pages

Related Event

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

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...
Factsheet | May 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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...