one small window…

on the world: a view on human rights

Tag Archives: Omar Khadr

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

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

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

No More Broken Promises: Global Day of Action to Close Guantánamo

The US-run prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, where 154 men remain held almost wholly without charge or trial for more than 12 years, is perhaps the most potent symbol of … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Omar Khadr: The Road to Justice Starts Here

In the twenty-first century, basic legal rights many take for granted remain almost completely beyond the reach of others. Former Guantánamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, a 27-year old Canadian who … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 6 Comments

Omar Khadr: From Frying Pan to Fire

Omar Khadr, the youngest prisoner at Guantánamo Bay was released to Canada on 29 September 2012, ten days after his 26th birthday. Captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 aged 15, … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 7 Comments

Guantánamo Bay: Epic Fail for Obama

How hard can it be to set a prisoner free after you have held them for over a decade without any charges or proof to try them? Or maybe even … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment