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January 30, 2013
Washington, DC – Tomorrow the Senate Armed Services Committee questions Senator Chuck Hagel about his qualifications to be President Obama’s Secretary of Defense. Human Rights First urges...
January 29, 2013
This is a crosspost from Huffington Post Should defense lawyers in the September 11 terrorism case be allowed to visit the secret camp where their clients are imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay? And if...
January 28, 2013
This is a crosspost from Huffington Post It was another chaotic day at the Guantanamo military commissions. When Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s lawyer started talking this afternoon about his request...
January 25, 2013
This is a crosspost from Huffington Post Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-conspirators have asked the government to preserve the notorious “black sites” where U.S. agents tortured detainees...
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...

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Factsheet | February 26, 2015
As Congress debates the Obama administration’s proposal for an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) for the administration’s campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (...
Factsheet | September 12, 2014
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted nearly 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
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.  ...