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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…

Gitmo: 10 Years Of Injustice And Disgrace

On the tenth anniversary of Guantanamo bay detention center, CCR Executive Director, Vince Warren, discusses a decade of injustice and disgrace, emphasizing the importance of closing the detention center.

Guantánamo: Still A Part Of America's Conscience, A Decade On

Guantanamo remains a part of America’s conscience ten years later. Despite Obama’s promises, some 171 inmates remain at Guantanamo bay after 600 were released. Only six detainees were ever convicted.

Guantánamo at 10: The Defeat Of Liberty By Fear

CCR President, Michael Ratner, discusses Guantanamo's 10th anniversary and the deterioration of civil and human rights in post-9/11 America, and the breakdown of a body politic that occurs when a country attacks its…