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First Gitmo Conviction Invalidated By New Ruling, Attorneys Say

August 20, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel Joseph Margulies filed a motion asking the Court of Military Commission Review to vacate former Guantánamo prisoner David Hicks’s conviction…

Important Gitmo Ruling Leaves Future of Military Commissions Uncertain, Say Attorneys

July 14, 2014, Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s en banc ruling by the D.C. Court of Appeals in Al-Bahlul v. United States, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement:

Videotapes of Tortured Gitmo Detainee Should Be Made Public, Attorneys Argue

June 25, 2014, New York – Today, in a case filed on behalf of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), attorneys argued to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that videotapes of Guantánamo prisoner Mohammed…

Court Finds Abuse of Former Guantánamo Detainees “Standard”, “Foreseeable”

June 10, 2014, Washington, DC – A federal appeals court today dismissed a civil lawsuit brought by six men formerly held at Guantánamo who were wrongly detained and abused while at the prison. The suit,…

Former Cook Cleared for Transfer After 12 Years at Guantánamo

May 28, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Today, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Senior Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei released the statement below in response to the news that the Obama administration’s Periodic Review Board had approved her…

New Revelations About GITMO “Suicides”, Attorneys for Families of the Deceased Call for International Tribunal To Investigate

May 16, 2014, New York – Today, in response to new revelations published in Harper’s Magazine regarding the deaths of three Guantánamo prisoners in June 2006, the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents the families…

Spanish Court Refuses to Close Guantánamo Torture Investigation

April 16, 2014, New York – Spain’s Audiencia Nacional is continuing its investigation into the alleged torture of men formerly detained at Guantánamo prison by U.S. officials, despite recent legislative restrictions stating that Spanish courts…

Pacifist yogi or al-Qaida threat? Guantánamo parole board to decide

...Bihani has never been charged with a crime and is the youngest of seven sons to join the jihad in Afghanistan. Now, as the U.S. is extricating itself from Afghanistan, Bihani wants out of Guantánamo…

CCR Gitmo Client Seeks Approval for Release from New Review Board

April 8, 2014, Guantanamo Bay and Washington, DC – Today, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) client Ghaleb Al-Bihani, a Yemeni citizen who has been held without charge at Guantanamo for over 12 years, asked the…

CCR Responds to Senate Intelligence Committee’s Vote to Declassify Parts of Report on CIA Torture Program

April 3, 2014, New York – In response to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s vote to declassify parts of a report that details and condemns the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued…