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January 11, 2016 Top News Guantanamo Over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reaffirmed President Obama’s promise to shutter Guantanamo before the end of his final year in office. McDonough...
January 11, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of Saudi Muhammed Abd Al Rahman Awn Al-Shamrani from Guantanamo Bay to his home country, but notes that the pace of transfers...
January 11, 2016 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Fourteen years ago this Monday, President George W. Bush opened the Guantanamo Bay detention center as an emergency measure to hold and interrogate...
January 08, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of Fayez Kandari, a Kuwaiti detainee from Guantanamo Bay to his home country, but notes that the pace of transfers must...
January 06, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of two detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Ghana, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the detention facility at...
January 06, 2016 On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his now-famous speech on four freedoms essential to democracy and human rights: Freedom of speech Freedom of religion...
January 05, 2016 Top News Guantanamo A senior U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed to CNN that 17 detainees cleared for release from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo...

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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 | April 28, 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...
Factsheet | April 28, 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...
Issue Brief | April 28, 2016
Download 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...
Testimony | April 28, 2016
Obama Administration recently released a comprehensive plan for closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. The plan necessarily requires the government to move some prisoners to the United States for...