On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Topics / Guantanamo

Latest News and Press Releases

October 15, 2012 Cross-posted from The Huffington Post Starting Monday, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four alleged September 11 co-conspirators are scheduled to appear in a Guantanamo Bay courtroom for hearings...
August 23, 2012 This blog was crossposted from Huffington Post. Yesterday, shortly before the scheduled hearing at Guantanamo Bay of the alleged September 11 plotters was cancelled due to an impending...
August 22, 2012 This article was crossposted from Huffington Post.  Can the government classify the words of an accused terrorist before he even utters them? That will be the subject of much debate in...
August 21, 2012 This blog was originally posted on Huffington Post.  Starting tomorrow, almost 11 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the U.S. military commissions at Guantanamo Bay ...
March 09, 2012 In an editorial titled “Mr. Obama, preserving flexibility on terrorism,” the Washington Post lauds President Obama for issuing a presidential directive last week to mitigate the harmful provisions in...
August 30, 2011 Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s memoir “In My Time” was released today (just a week from the tenth anniversary of 9/11), and he’s been out promoting it, on Dateline last night and The Today Show...
June 29, 2011 Cross posted from Huffington Post For the past two weeks, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has waged a campaign of fear and inaccuracy in an attempt to discredit our nation’s federal courts and...

Pages

Related Event

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.

Resources

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...

Our Experts

Senior Director, Government Relations