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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: 

Guantánamo: The Endgame?

Fahd Ghazy is known at Guantánamo Bay as 026, his Internment Serial Number. These numbers were assigned to Guantánamo prisoners in chronological order according to their arrival. Fahd has a low number because he was…

Human Rights Groups Organize Vigil at White House to Mark 100th Day of Hunger Strike at Guantanamo

May 17, 2013, Washington – Today, on the 100th day of the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, and amid growing pressure on the Obama Administration to close the facility once and for all, activists held…

CCR and CEJIL Respond to UN and IACHR Joint Statement Calling on United States to Close Guantánamo

  New York and Washington, DC, May 1, 2013—The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) join the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in…

Obama’s Catastrophic Guantánamo Failure

"Last week President Obama stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his predecessor to help celebrate the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the legacy of President Bush’s eight years in office. A central part of…

CCR Demands Obama Take Action Available to Him to Close Gitmo: Use Waiver, Transfer 86 Cleared Men, Lift Yemen Repatriations Ban

April 30, 2013, New York – Today, President Obama spoke about Guantanamo at a press conference and said, among other things, "Now Congress determined that they would not let us close it and despite the…

Gitmo Lawyers Applaud AMA’s Condemnation of Force Feeding

 April 26, 2013, New York  – In response to a letter today from the American Medical Association (AMA) to the Secretary of Defense regarding the ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, Center for Constitutional Rights…

President Obama must act to close Guantánamo

 "The process of dying is never easy or painless. Death by starvation is particularly grueling: the body cannibalizes fat and tissue, wasting to skin and bones, leading to dehydration, incoherence and, ultimately, heart failure. It…

Retaliation for Guantanamo Hunger Strike Grows

April 15, 2013, New York – Today, as a federal judge in Washington heard arguments related to the court’s ability to intervene in the growing hunger strike at Guantanamo and, among other requests, order the…