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July 27, 2016 Given the antics of last week’s pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 proceedings in the military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the regular delays and consistent dysfunction of the...
July 26, 2016 By Molly Wooldridge Last week I attended the first of two weeks of pre-trial hearings in the Guantanamo Bay military commission case against the five detainees allegedly...
July 25, 2016 Top News Immigration Detention Human Rights First today released a new report detailing the increase in asylum seekers held in U.S. immigration detention facilities and the failure of the...
July 14, 2016 By Amy Morello This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to discuss the case of Isma’il Ali Faraj al-Bakush, a 48-year-old Libyan national who has been imprisoned at...
July 14, 2016 I sat alone in a darkened hall in Fort Meade. Live-streamed (well, almost—there is a forty-second delay to prevent transmission of classified information) on a screen before me, a judge at Guantanamo...
July 11, 2016 Top Items Global Refugee Crisis This week, the House Committee on Appropriations will markup the Fiscal Year 2017 State and Foreign Operations Bill. In its current form, the bill proposes a...
July 11, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of three Guantanamo detainees to Italy and Serbia, noting that the pace of transfers must increase if the facility is to close by the...

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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 | December 08, 2016
The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 59 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts agree...
Issue Brief | December 08, 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...
Factsheet | December 05, 2016
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...
Blueprint | December 05, 2016
Summary President Obama should provide sustained leadership to increase the momentum to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo and close the facility. Sustained leadership Communicate to...