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February 23, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that today’s release of the Pentagon's plan to close Guantanamo represents a positive step forward in efforts to shutter the facility before the end of the...
February 22, 2016 Top News Guantanamo Tomorrow is the statutory deadline for the Obama Administration to give Congress its plan for closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The...
February 18, 2016 By Alice Debarre On Wednesday a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court heard oral arguments in the case of Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, the Guantanamo detainee charged in a military commission...
December 11, 2015 On Monday, December 7, in an amicus brief coordinated by Human Rights First and filed by Morrison & Foerster LLP, 14 retired generals and admirals of the United States Armed Forces argued that...
November 16, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of five detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the...
November 05, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today urged President Obama to submit a plan to Congress detailing actions the administration will take to...
October 30, 2015 Today, Human Rights First signed on to a letter with over a dozen other human rights and civil liberties organizations urging members of the House of Representatives to vote “No” to override the...

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Testimony | April 28, 2016
The goal of terrorism is to change behavior and to make us live in fear. On 9/11 America changed. In September 2001 I was a new brigadier general at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina commanding an 8,...
Testimony | March 23, 2016
The goal of terrorism is to change behavior and to make us live in fear. On 9/11 America changed. In September 2001 I was a new brigadier general at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina commanding an 8,...
Letter | March 01, 2016
Dear Chairmen and Ranking Members,  For over seven years we, a group of retired flag and general officers of the United States Armed Forces, have advocated the responsible closure of the...
Audio | February 23, 2016
Following the Obama Administration’s release of its plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights First hosted a media telebriefing featuring Major General Michael Lehnert, the...