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Former Gitmo Prisoner David Hicks Seeks to Vacate Conviction

November 5, 2013, Washington D.C. – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel Joseph Margulies filed an appeal on behalf of former Guantánamo prisoner David Hicks seeking to vacate Hicks’ conviction in the…

Guantánamo's Sham Trials, Now Unraveling

"Guantánamo's military tribunals were not created to try crimes, but to hide them. This system was set up to ensure that the U.S. government's torture program would never face trial, and so far it has…

Collective Punishment by Nationality: The Plight of Guantanamo's Yemenis

By Omar Farah, staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights Like my client Fahd Ghazy, 90 out of the 164 men still at Guantánamo are from Yemen. Over one-third of all Guantánamo prisoners are Yemenis…

Inter-American Commission Calls for Closure of Guantanamo in Public Hearing

October 28, 2013, Washington – The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) appeared in a hearing convened by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR, Commission) to…

Secret Interrogation Tapes Should Be Public, Attorneys Argue

September 3, 2013, New York – Today, in a case filed on behalf of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), attorneys argued that video recordings of CCR client Mohammed al Qahtani at Guantanamo Bay should be…

Gitmo Lawyers Respond to Transfers

August 29, 2013, New York – In response to the announcement today that the United States has transferred two men from the prison at Guantánamo Bay to Algeria, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued…

President Obama and President Hadi of Yemen to Meet Today on Guantanamo: CCR Calls for Immediate Resumption of Transfers

August 1, 2013, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following statement in anticipation of President Obama’s meeting with President Hadi of Yemen at the White House regarding the Yemeni-nationals…

CCR Commends Senate Hearing on Guantanamo, Calls on President to Act

July 23, 2013, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following statement in reference to the upcoming Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing on…

Center for Constitutional Rights Responds to Obama Drone, Gitmo Speech

 May 23, New York  – In response to President Obama’s speech this afternoon, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:

Rights Group Calls for Concrete Steps to Close GITMO Ahead of Presidential Speech

May 22, 2013, New York – In advance of President Obama’s scheduled speech this Thursday on his administration’s counterterrorism policy, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement: