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March 21, 2013 The military confirmed this week that an ongoing hunger strike among the detainees at Guantanamo Bay has expanded to 24 detainees. According to Carol Rosenberg at the Miami Herald, eight of the 24...
March 11, 2013 This is a crosspost from Reuters. On Friday morning in downtown Manhattan, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law appeared in a federal courtroom to be charged with conspiring to kill Americans. In a...
March 06, 2013 Washington, DC - This Thursday, March 7, marks the two-year anniversary of the President’s Executive Order governing periodic reviews of Guantanamo detainees. To mark the anniversary,...
February 26, 2013 Washington, DC – Human Rights First congratulates newly-confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and looks forward to working with him to advance U.S. national security policies that protect...
February 15, 2013 This is a crosspost from the Huffington Post. If observers hoped the parade of officers testifying in the 9/11 hearings this past week was going to redeem the Guantanamo military commissions, they...
February 14, 2013 This is a crosspost from Huffington Post. Questions about monitoring of privileged attorney-client communications continued to swirl around the pre-trial hearings taking place at Guantanamo...
February 12, 2013 This is a crosspost from the Huffington Post. Testimony from the special 9/11 courtroom at Guantanamo Bay this morning confirmed what defense lawyers have been complaining about for...

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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 | 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...
Factsheet | December 20, 2018
Closing Guantánamo is a “national security imperative” according to the Department of Defense.  Guantánamo is a symbol of the failed war in Iraq, torture, and delayed justice for hundreds of men...

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