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January 16, 2013
Cross posted from Huffington Post In an opinion not yet publicly released by the Office of Military Commissions, the judge presiding over the trial of the five co-defendants accused of...
January 07, 2013
Washington, DC – Following President Obama’s nominations of Senator Chuck Hagel to Secretary of Defense and John Brennan to CIA Director, Human Rights First urges the Senate to engage in a...
October 23, 2012
I’m on the ground in Guantanamo Bay this week to observe pre-trial hearings in the military commissions case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who stands trial for his suspected involvement with the 2000...
October 18, 2012
This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost. In an ordinary federal court held on U.S. soil, it's clear what rules apply. There are the laws passed by Congress, precedent from cases decided in...
October 17, 2012
This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost. In an unexpected twist to the September 11 hearings at Guantanamo today, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the massive 2001...
October 17, 2012
This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost. The definition and use of classified information, and the public's right to hear it, is proving to be one of the most important issues arising in...
October 16, 2012
This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost.  Could the victim of a classified CIA execution program be prevented by the government from telling anyone about his experience being targeted...

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Opinions | July 15, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Michael J. Quigley. What’s the best way to bring terrorists to justice? The U.S. government’s handling of Ahmed Abu Khattala is shaping up to be a model...
Factsheet | June 18, 2014
  Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted nearly 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11.   Military commissions have convicted only seven.  ...
Letter | May 08, 2014
Letter from Human Rights First's Elisa Massimino urging Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to address the underlying causes of extremism in Nigeria.  Dear Secretary Hagel: Human Rights...
Factsheet | May 06, 2014
MYTH:  A widely dispersed and decentralized al Qaeda is more threatening to the United States now than it was after 9/11. FACT:   The nature of the threat presented by al Qaeda and...