List/Grid Rule of Law: Guantanamo and Civil Liberties

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows Rule of Law campaign mobilizes and amplifies the voices of 9/11 family members who support closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, restoring the rule of law, and ending indefinite detention and other violations of human rights that have become an enduring legacy of the U.S. “War on Terror.” Our goal for this initiative has been to strengthen the reasonable voices of 9/11 family members who support the rule of law in all aspects of dealing with the perpetrators and accused perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks. This includes the decision to conduct federal versus military trials, to close Guantanamo, to end indefinite detention, to end the military commissions, and related issues.

Peaceful Tomorrows has lobbied around legislation affecting immigrants as a result of 9/11, rejecting the stereotyping and scapegoating that sometimes accompanied otherwise positive and meaningful reform efforts.

See more about Guantanamo Bay in our new campaign section.

In Memoriam – Remembering Peaceful Tomorrows Co-Founder Rita Lasar (1931-2017)

We mourn the recent passing January 8th, 2017 of Rita Lasar, instrumental Co-Founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. Rita’s son Matthew writes: On September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked… Read more »

Report From The Pretrials At Guantanamo May_June 2016

  REPORT ON MY WEEK AT GUANTANAáMO AS AN NGO REP May 30 – June 3, 2016 Valerie Lucznikowska   “I got it.” That is the oft-repeated signature phrase uttered… Read more »

CLOSING GUANTANAMO in 2016

The members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows never wanted an institution like Guantanamo, nor the black sites that predated it, to exist. From our founding we have searched for understanding… Read more »

Families of 9/11 Victims Support President’s Guantanamo Proposal

Today President Obama announced that Ash Carter and the Department of Defense will go forward with a plan to finally close Guantanamo Bay.  The members of September 11th Families for… Read more »

Report on a Week at Guantanamo Observing PreTrial Military Hearings (Week of Dec. 7th, 2016)

by Julia Rodriguez & Phyllis Rodriguez This summary is taken from our notes, brief summaries of motions provided by the defense teams and comments by the chief prosecutors to the… Read more »

September 11th Families Support the Reinforcement of Ban on Torture

  As family members of those killed on September 11th we have strong opinions regarding torture. The use of enhanced interrogation techniques, or torture by another name, was wrongly justified… Read more »

Talat Hamdani Speaks at the 2015 Rally to Close Guantanamo and End Torture

Washington, DC , January 11, 2015 I am Talat Hamdani, mother of Salman Hamdani. Salman was a first responder, EMT & NYPD Cadet who responded to the call of duty… Read more »

Our Letter To Obama-December 2014 re: Torture

December 8, 2014 Dear President Obama, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows decries the use of torture for any purpose. We are family members who have been waiting for over… Read more »

PT’s Letter to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

February 24, 2014 Dear Chair, Ranking Member, and Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: We are writing to ask all of you to vote in favor of releasing… Read more »

When Will We See Real Justice

JANUARY 2014 We wish all our friends and supporters a Happy and Peaceful New Year! Throughout 2013 our members have continuously spoken out, networked tirelessly and observed diligently to help… Read more »

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