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January 27, 2015 In this week’s pre-trial military commission hearings at Guantanamo Bay in the case against Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi, lawyers continued the trend of re-examining legal questions that have long been...
January 27, 2015 In one of his final interviews before leaving his office, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Steve Inskeep of NPR. Much of their conversation focused on the detention center at...
January 23, 2015 Yesterday, more than six years after Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) recommended that Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al Sawah be transferred out of the infamous detention facility, a Periodic Review...
December 19, 2014 It sounds like a scene from a spy thriller: two defense attorneys waiting to meet with their client suspect that the CIA is spying on them. They stand on their chairs, examine the smoke detector on...
November 12, 2014 Guest blog by Careen Shannon, Of Counsel at Fragomen LLP We had been warned about the awful smell outside the detention center, though we were also told that it probably wouldn’t be too...
November 07, 2014 Everyone involved with the Military Commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba this week was focused on one issue: When will it end? Whether it was the defense counsel, prosecution, the judge, victims’...
October 10, 2014 Human Rights First called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate instances of sexual abuse at the Karnes City, Texas family detention center this week, along with the Mexican...

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Factsheet | May 23, 2019
General Martin Dempsey USA (Ret.): “Absent evidence of innocence or injustice the wholesale pardon of US servicemembers accused of war crimes signals our troops and allies that we don’t take the...
Report | April 22, 2019
While President Trump reportedly demanded that former Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen resign over her failure to block all asylum seekers from entering the country, the United States...
Blueprint | April 05, 2019
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Report | March 22, 2019
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