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April 22, 2013 Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that the Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face federal charges,  Human Rights First’s Daphne Eviatar issued the following statement...
April 11, 2013 So I was supposed to go to Guantanamo Bay next week to observe the pre-trial hearings in the military commission case against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri is the alleged mastermind behind the...
April 11, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called news that officials at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo mishandled more than 500,000 defense attorney emails and appear to be...
April 11, 2013 This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. More than 11 years after Shaker Aamer was first seized from Afghanistan and imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, the now 47-year-old lawful...
April 08, 2013 New York City – Today, following a hearing in the case of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, in a New York federal court, Human Rights First’s Daphne Eviatar issued the following...
March 26, 2013 New York City – Human Rights First today responded to the news, revealed by the Department of Justice late yesterday, that the Somali citizen Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame pleaded guilty in 2011 to...
March 20, 2013 New York City – Human Rights First today praised a decision to bring Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, also known as “Spin Ghul,” to justice in U.S. federal courts, a venue the group notes has...

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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...
Letter | April 23, 2018
Dear Senator: As retired general and flag officers of the United States military, we write to express our profound concern about the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central...
Factsheet | February 16, 2018
Those eager for swift justice against accused terrorism suspects have at times called for sending suspects to the military commission system in Guantanamo based on fears that suspects may be...