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Rights Group Urges Release of Gitmo Prisoners Detained Without Charge

July 11, 2012,  New York – In response to today’s announcement that a former al-Qaeda member has been released from Guantanamo to Sudan, Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director Baher Azmy issued the following statement:

Supreme Court Rejects Gitmo Appeals, Spelling Potential End to Prisoners’ Legal Fight for Release

The Supreme Court has refused to hear any new Guantánamo appeals even though half of the men being held were cleared for release five years ago.

Leading Gitmo Attorneys Denounce Supreme Court’s Refusal to Hear Cases

June 11, 2012, New York – Today, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari to the cases of seven Guantánamo detainees who had petitioned the Court for review of decisions by the…

What's Left of the Guantanamo Litigation? Nothing.

Four years ago tomorrow, the Supreme Court ruled that Guantanamo detainees have a right to challenge the legality of their detention in federal court. The case, Boumediene v. Bush, was at the time hailed as…

Guantanamo Scandal: The 40 Prisoners Still Held But Cleared for Release At Least Five Years Ago

One of the greatest injustices at Guantanamo is that, of the 169 prisoners still held, over half -87 in total- were cleared for release by President Obama's interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force. The Task Force…

Human Rights Group Applauds First Guantanamo Resettlement in More Than A Year

New York, NY – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement in response to the transfer of its Uighur client from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to the Government of El Salvador:   We applaud…

What's Next for Gitmo, Detainees and U.S. Handling of Terror Suspects?

A decade after the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, began accepting prisoners, the debate continues over how the U.S. treats terror suspects. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ongoing issue of military detention …

Correspondence: The Center for Constitutional Rights vs. Jack Goldsmith

In a correspondence between Jack Goldsmith and CCR Legal Director Baher Azmy, Professor Goldsmith credits Michael Ratner and the Center for Constitutional Rights for initiating—and consistently sustaining—challenges to the Bush Administration’s Guantanamo Bay…

International Human Rights Body Admits First Guantánamo Case: Rights Groups Urge an End to the Indefinite Detention of Algerian

March 30, 2012, New York and D.C. — Today, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued a landmark admissibility report in the case of Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian man imprisoned at the U.S. Naval…

NDAA Does Not Comply With Constitution

Shayana Kadidal, the senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, speaks with Homeland Security NewsWire’s executive editor Eugene K. Chow; Kadidal discusses the legal challenges of closing Guantanamo Bay, the…