Guantanamo 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 Guantanamo 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 approximately 41 men. President Trump has now promised to ‘load it up with some bad dudes’.

We led the fight for access to those held at Guantanamo, 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 7 men in the prison and provides legal assistance to many more.  We also provide legal, social and psychological support to former detainees and their families through the ‘Life After Guantanamo’ program, helping them rebuild their lives and live free from official harassment.

Open Guantanamo Cases

Ahmed Rabbani

Saifullah Paracha

Haroon Gul

Abdul Latif Nasser

Khalid Qassim

Abu Zubaydah

Closed Guantanamo Cases

Mohammed El Gharani

Shaker Aamer

Samir Naji Moqbel

Younous Chekkouri

Emad Hassan

Mohsen Aboassy (aka Abdul al Saleh)

Salman Rabei’i

Latest Guantanamo News

Guantánamo Bay
November 23, 2017

Guantanamo under Trump is a new hell, says 70-year-old inmate held for 13 years

On October 15, 2017, 25 guards rushed into Saifullah Paracha‘s cell, one holding a video camera, and forced him on to his stomach before strapping him to a stretcher. He was handcuffed, hoisted out of the lock-up and taken to a cell in solitary confinement.

Guantánamo Bay
November 23, 2017

The powerful artwork by Guantanamo prisoners our Government doesn’t want the world to see

The US military has been accused of censoring art created by prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay – some of it showing torture and abuse carried out by the CIA...
Guantánamo BayTop News
November 3, 2017

Trump’s Guantanamo comments undermine the rule of law

The senseless violence we’ve seen on the streets of New York is designed to terrorize and provoke. In these moments our elected representatives are put to the test – and President Trump is failing badly.

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November 3, 2017

Legal Black Hole Descends Into Farce: Brigadier General John Baker Released From Guantánamo

This week, the Trump Administration put their first “bad dude” into detention in Guantánamo; bizarrely, it was US Marine Corps Brigadier General John Baker. General Baker, who was summarily found guilty of contempt of court by the military commissions judge, US Colonel Vance Spath, and incarcerated for 21 days with a $1,000 fine.

Guantánamo Bay
November 2, 2017

Trump’s Guantanamo comments undermine the rule of law – Reprieve

The senseless violence we’ve seen on the streets of New York is designed to terrorize and provoke. In these moments, our elected representatives are put to the test – and President Trump is failing badly.

Guantánamo Bay
October 25, 2017

Your #FastForJustice Stories

A new Trump administration practice is allowing detainees who peacefully protest their indefinite detention without trial to starve to death, while denying them access to medical care - even vitamins...