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Obama’s Real Legacy at Guantánamo

As Barack Obama’s second term as US president comes to an end, much has been said and written about his achievements, or in the case of the Guantánamo Bay prison … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Europe Turns the Screws on Former Guantánamo Prisoners

The US-run detention centre for “war on terror” prisoners at Guantánamo Bay is truly a collaborative effort; dozens of states worldwide assisted the US in the arrest, detention, torture or … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

The London Guantánamo Campaign: The Obama Years (2009-2016)

On 21 January 2010, there were still 198 prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, the date by which Barack Obama was supposed to have closed the detention facility. The 2008 election promise … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

The London Guantánamo Campaign: The Bush Years (2006-2009)

This is the story of how ordinary everyday people make a difference to the world around them. I set up the London Guantánamo Campaign (LGC) in 2006 with the family … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Obama closed Bagram, so why not Guantánamo?

With less than 18 months before the end of Barack Obama’s term as US president, the question of whether or not he will be able to keep his key election … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Europe: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back on Torture Collusion

At the end of 2012, it looked as though the tide was finally starting to turn on European states that colluded in the CIA’s extralegal “extraordinary rendition” programme when, for … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Europe’s Dirty Secret: Ongoing Torture Collusion

Extraordinary rendition In a statement he made last year, Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (CoE), Europe’s 47-member human rights body, called on European … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 4 Comments