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July 19, 2021 NEW YORK – Today, the Biden administration transferred its first detainee, Abdul Latif Nasser, out of Guantanamo Bay to his home country of Morocco. Nasser had been held at the Guantanamo prison for...
January 11, 2021 Washington, D.C. — Nineteen years ago, the first detainees arrived at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as part of an effort to subvert the rule of law based on the false assumption that...
October 09, 2019 By Amanda Strayer  The latest session of pretrial hearings in United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, et al threw into sharp relief the central tension facing the Guantanamo Bay...
October 02, 2019 By Ainsley McNerney Tuesday, September 23, 2019 marked yet another Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing that ended as soon as it began. The PRB hearing for Guantanamo detainee...
September 20, 2019 By Christine Coogle Last week, I traveled to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base to observe the first week of the 38th round of pretrial military commission hearings in the case against the five...
August 05, 2019 By Julia McKay Last month, I traveled as an NGO observer to the US Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to watch the 37th pretrial hearing in United States vs. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, et al—the...
August 01, 2019 By Julia McKay This past Tuesday, the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for detainee Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu, a 45-year-old Kenyan citizen held there for more than twelve...

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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 | July 06, 2021
Human Rights First, alongside Reprieve US and the law firm of Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC, filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the petitioner in  Abdulsalam Ali...
Amicus Brief | May 24, 2019
The Periodic Review Board’s discretionary administrative review of the continued detention of detainees at Guantanamo Bay is inherently limited, deeply flawed, and, under the current administration,...
Issue Brief | January 04, 2019
Introduction As the armed conflict with various organized terrorist groups stretches into its sixteenth year, the United States continues to wrestle with the most effective way to handle captured...
Issue Brief | December 20, 2018
How are Guantanamo detainees approved for transfer out of the prison, and what does that process involve? This brief outlines how the current mechanisms work and how they differ from those used by...