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September 20, 2016 My trip to Gitmo last week to observe the military commission proceedings against 36-year-old Maryland resident Majid Khan was like an episode of The Real World meets Survivor...
September 19, 2016 Top Items United Nations Tomorrow President Obama will give his eighth and final presidential address to the United Nations General Assembly. The speech will likely focus on the refugee crisis...
September 14, 2016 In the last five months, I’ve observed proceedings in all three of the cases before the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. In May, Hadi al Iraqi—alleged former senior al Qaeda leader. In July,...
September 13, 2016 Washington, D.C.—In a letter sent today to members of Congress, Major General Michael R. Lehnert, first commanding officer at Guantanamo Bay, urged legislators to reject a bill this week that would...
September 12, 2016 Top Items Global Refugee Crisis This Thursday the White House will host an event to celebrate the contributions of refugees resettled in the United States.  The event aims to share...
September 09, 2016 By Kevin Meister Last week a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied Gitmo detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’s petition to...
September 08, 2016 By Elizabeth Topolosky Today the Periodic Review Board (PRB) fulfilled one of the goals listed in the Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay that the Department of Defense released in February: to complete...

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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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Amicus Brief | June 01, 2017
The executive branch is attempting to use a military commission, rather than the readily available federal courts, to try Petitioner for involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and...
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 620 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
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 then codified...
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
Download Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 620 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11. Military commissions have convicted only eight. Federal court...