Duran v. Obama

At a Glance

Date Filed: 

November 30, 2016

Current Status 

On November 30, 2016, CCR filed a habeas petition on behalf of Duran, and the case is pending.

Client(s) 

Case Description 

Duran v. Obama is a habeas corpus case on behalf of Guled Hassan Duran, a native of Somalia. Guled was captured in Djibouti and rendered to the CIA in March 2004, according to the declassified executive summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. He was brought to Guantánamo in September 2006, where he has since been held indefinitely and without charge.

In November 2016, CCR filed a habeas petition on behalf of Guled with a federal court in Washington, D.C. One of the main arguments of the lawsuit is that Guled’s detention is not sanctioned under the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) as informed by the laws of war because he was captured outside of the geographical scope of the government’s detention authority, and that, whatever the government’s initial justification for detaining Guled may have been in 2006, that justification has since unraveled. 

Case Timeline

November 30, 2016
CCR files habeas petition with U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
November 30, 2016
CCR files habeas petition with U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia