After 17 years, Guantanamo still erodes U.S. commitment to the rule of law

Published By Washington Post

Jan. 11 marks the 17th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Seven hundred-and-eighty Muslim men and boys were held in the prison, many for a decade or longer, and nearly all without charges. Forty men still languish in Guantanamo.

WtG is a finalist for the 2018 Silver Gavel Awards

Published By ABA Journal

The ABA has announced 19 finalists for this year’s ABA Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding work in media and the arts that fosters the public’s understanding of law and the legal system.

WTG in the News

By scattering the former detainees to 30 nations, the Obama administration cast it as a concerted effort to give men who had lost a decade or more at the U.S. military prison in Cuba a new chance in a new country. And not every deal had a bad ending.

Guantanamo: Fifteen Years and Counting

Published By American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the opening of the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It is an anniversary I had hoped would never…

How Guantanamo Was Chosen

Published By The Huffington Post

We’re sitting there looking at [a huge map on the wall of the conference room] and I remember one person from DoJ said ‘What about Guantanamo?’ And I remember thinking about it and I said, ‘go on.’”

WTG in the News

Honigsberg disputed the claim that placing convicted terrorists in federal prisons in the U.S. would create a significant new security risk. ‘The fact is that our ‘supermax’ prisons in America already house many convicted terrorists and other enemies of America,’ he said. ‘If the men are convicted of a crime, we can be assured that they will be locked up in these maximum security prisons.’

WTG in the News

‘The Geneva Convention requires that prisoners be released at the end of hostilities,’ wrote Honigsberg. ‘Obama should declare that, after more than 14 years, hostilities with Afghanistan are over. He can then release the men in Guantanamo who have not been charged back to their home countries or to third countries. And, he can prosecute the men who have been charged with war crimes.’

9/11: A Mystery to the Young

Published By The Huffington Post

Recently, a local high school girl I will call Lisa interviewed me for a report she was doing on torture. I am the founder and…

The Link Between Guantanamo and Syria

Published By American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

It is despicable that Syria allegedly used chemical weapons, and that more than 1000 people died in horrible, writhing deaths. And, chemical weapons are outlawed by international law, as well as customary law and norms. However, we live in a global community.

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