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CCR Attorneys Praise Gitmo Closure Plan, Caution Need for DOD to Get on Board, Stop Holding Up Efforts

April 22, 2015, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following statement in response to a front-page story in The Washington Post about the Obama administration’s plans to close the…

Center for Constitutional Rights Praises Court’s Decision on Police Union Participation in Joint Reform Process

March 19, 2015, New York – In response to the ruling by a federal judge today agreeing with the City’s proposal that the New York City police unions be consulted during the Joint Reform Process…

Rights Groups Urge French Appeals Court to Subpoena Former Guantánamo Commander in Torture Investigation

March 5, 2015, Paris/Berlin/New York – Today, at an appeals hearing at the Chambre de l’instruction de la Cour d’appel de Paris, the attorney for former Guantánamo detainees Nizar Sassi and Mourad …

Center for Constitutional Rights Statement on Latest Legislative Effort to Block Closure of Guantanamo

February 5, 2015 – In advance of today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Senator Kelly Ayotte's bill to stop transfers from Guantanamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:  

Center for Constitutional Rights Statement on Carter Confirmation Hearing for Defense Secretary

February 4, 2015 — In light of Ashton Carter's confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee today, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:

GITMO Lawyers: Oman Stable, Peaceful, Culturally Appropriate, Possible Destination for Mass Transfer of Other Cleared Yemenis

January 15, 2015, New York – In response to the news that four Yemenis were transferred from Guantanamo to Oman and one man to Estonia today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement: 

Gitmo Lawyers: Let Transfers Continue Until All Men Who Will Not Be Charged Are Freed

December 31, 2014, New York – In response to the news that five men – three Yemenis and two Tunisians – were transferred from Guantánamo to Kazakhstan yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued…

Four Afghan Gitmo Prisoners Repatriated

December 20, 2014, New York – In response to the repatriation announced today of four Afghan prisoners, including Shawali Khan, whose case the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has long worked on with lead counsel…

Gitmo Attorneys Welcome Transfers, Urge Latin America to Accept More Detainees

December 7, 2014, New York – Today, in response to the transfer to Uruguay of six Guantánamo prisoners who have been cleared for release for years, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following…

Gitmo Lawyers: Flurry of Transfers Must Mark Beginning of Guantánamo’s End

November 22, 2014, New York – In response to the transfer of Muhammed Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani this morning, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement: