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Use New NDAA to Release Cleared Men, Gitmo Attorneys Say

December 26, New York – In response to President Obama’s signing, today, of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:  

CCR Guantánamo Client Released from Secret Detention in Algeria, Still at Risk

December 18, 2013, New York – Today, attorneys at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)confirmed that their client Djamel Ameziane, a man the U.S. forcibly repatriated to Algeria after nearly twelve years in Guantánamo without…

Leading Gitmo Attorneys Applaud Repatriation of Two Saudi Nationals

December 16, 2013, New York – Today, in response to the transfer of Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Hamood Abdulla Hamood from Guantánamo to Saudi Arabia over the weekend, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued…

CCR Guantánamo Attorney Comments on NDAA Transfer Restrictions

December 9, 2013, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following statement by CCR Senior Attorney J. Wells Dixon in response to the announcement of a bipartisan agreement in Congress…

CCR Client Forcibly Repatriated

December 5, 2013, New York – Today, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that it has transferred the Center for Constitutional Rights’ client Djamel Ameziane from Guantanamo to Algeria against his will despite his well-founded…

Obama’s failure of leadership on Guantánamo

By J. Wells Dixon As Congress begins debate on the 2014 defense authorization bill this week, both the president and the legislature have an opportunity to make meaningful progress toward closing Guantánamo and ending the human…

Military Commissions Unraveling, Gitmo Attorneys Say

November 8, 2013, New York – In response to an appeal filed today by former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, seeking to overturn his conviction before a military commission, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)…

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…