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Gitmo Lawyers Say Ruling Shows Military Commissions Illegitimate

January 25, 2013 – In response to today’s ruling by the D.C. Circuit vacating the conviction of Guantánamo prisoner Ali al-Bahlul, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:  

Broad Coalition Calls on President Obama to Keep His Promise and Shutter Guantanamo Prison Now

January 11, 2013, Washington, D.C. – A broad coalition of human rights groups and other like-minded organizations marked the 11th anniversary of the first detained men being jailed at the U.S.-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo…

Gitmo Lawyers Condemn ZD30 Oscar Nod

January 10, 2013, New York – In response to today’s announcement that Zero Dark Thirty has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vincent Warren issued the…

Freedom or Death at Guantánamo

Friday January 25, 2013 8:45 am by Omar Farah, staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Adnan Latif and Mohammed al-Hamiri arrived at Guantánamo through strikingly similar twists of fate. Adnan Latif…

Rights Group Condemns President Obama for Signing NDAA

January 3, 2013, New York – In response to President Obama’s signing of the controversial 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:

Rights Group Calls for NDAA Veto

December 21, 2012, New York – The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement calling on President Obama to veto the controversial National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed today by Congress:   The FY2013 NDAA…

Shut the Whole Thing Down

CCR Executive Director Vince Warren discusses Guantanamo, military tribunals, and the rule of law in the New York Times.  http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/11/18/should-obama-close-guant...

Leading Gitmo Attorneys Applaud Decision to Return Omar Khadr to Canada

September 29, 2012, New York – Today, in response to the decision to return Canadian citizen and Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr to Canada, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Legal Director Baher Azmy issued the following…

Leading Guantanamo Lawyers Welcome Partial Disclosure of Cleared Prisoners

September 21, 2012, New York – In response to the Department of Justice’s release today of the identities of 55 of the 86 Guantanamo prisoners who have been approved for transfer, Center for Constitutional Rights…

The Face of Indefinite Detention

BEFORE he died on Sept. 8, Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif had spent close to 4,000 days and nights in the American prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He was found unconscious, alone in his…