Guantánamo has become an enduring symbol of injustice in our time.

We’ve been fighting for the detainees held there since the day it opened.

The United States’ detention facility at Guantánamo Bay has held prisoners for over 15 years without charge or trial; most have been tortured and many are extremely isolated and unwell.

President Obama had pledged to close the prison, saying that this potent symbol of War on Terror-era human rights abuses is “not who we are as a country.” But it’s still open, unlawfully holding 40 men. President Trump has now promised to “load it up with some bad dudes”.

We led the fight for access to those held at Guantánamo, and were one of the first organizations allowed inside. We have secured freedom for more than 80 men illegally detained – more than any other law firm or NGO. We currently represent seven men in the prison and provide legal assistance to many more.

Reprieve US Senior Attorney Shelby Sullivan-Bennis works on behalf of seven detainees at the prison, in conjunction with our partner organization Reprieve U.K. and pro bono counsel. You can read more about her work in this piece by the Marshall Project.

We also provide legal, social and psychological support to former detainees and their families through the Life After Guantánamo program, helping them rebuild their lives and live free from official harassment.

Our Guantánamo Work

2018: The end of Guantánamo

Life Afer Guantánamo

Our Guantánamo Cases

Abdul Malik Bajabu

Towfiq Bihani

Ahmed Rabbani

Saifullah Paracha

Haroon Gul

Abdul Latif Nasser

Khalid Qassim

Closed Guantánamo Cases

Mohammed El Gharani

Shaker Aamer

Samir Naji Moqbel

Younous Chekkouri

Emad Hassan

Mohsen Aboassy (aka Abdul al Saleh)

Salman Rabei’i

Guantánamo News

Guantánamo Bay
November 5, 2018

What good is America’s constitution if Guantanamo Bay still exists?

On a human level, it is a place of misery and despair. And on a…
Guantánamo Bay
August 19, 2018

7 things you didn’t know about Guantánamo Bay

Since 2002, Guantánamo Bay has held a total of 780 prisoners. In this time it…
Guantánamo Bay
July 11, 2018

Guantánamo prisoners challenge indefinite detention

Today, lawyers representing eight long-term detainees at Guantánamo Bay argued in federal court that the…
Guantánamo Bay
June 15, 2018

A terrible milestone, and a day of celebration.

Today marks 6000 days since Guantánamo Bay first opened its gates - 6000 days of…
Guantánamo Bay
May 10, 2018

Gina Haspel has raised her right hand and forsworn torture – that is not enough

Haspel has now raised her right hand and forsworn torture, just as George Bush insisted…
Guantánamo Bay
May 3, 2018

BREAKING: Trump transfers first detainee out of Guantánamo

The Trump administration has transferred a Guantánamo Bay detainee, Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi, to Saudi Arabia. This…