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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

Up against the Power of the Government: Interview with Nancy Hollander

Nancy Hollander is a US internationally recognised criminal defence lawyer with over 38 years of experience. Her current clients include two Guantánamo Bay prisoners and she is the lead counsel … Continue reading

April 22, 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

Guantánamo’s Friends

The US-run concentration camp at Guantánamo Bay turned 13 on 11 January 2015. 127 prisoners remain at the facility, almost all held without charge or trial. Guantánamo is perhaps the … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Finding Justice at Guantánamo: Interview with Former Military Lawyer

On 5 November, 37-year old Kuwaiti Fawzi Al-Odah became only the second low-level prisoner held at Guantánamo Bay to be released in 2014. He is the first person to be … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Can You Tell Us about Omar Khadr? Interview with Dennis Edney QC

In 2004, Scottish-Canadian criminal defence barrister Dennis Edney QC was asked to provide legal representation to Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen seized by the US military in Afghanistan in 2002 … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 7 Comments