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.

Closing Guantanamo is Good Human Rights and National Security Policy

DECEMBER 2013 Peace Activism: September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows joined Human Rights Watch and signed the Joint Letter in Support of Guantanamo Provisions in Senate Bill.CLICK HERE to see… Read more »

The Fifth Anniversary of President Obama’s Guantanamo Closure Order

by JOHN BELLINGER Today is the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s executive order directing the closure of Guantanamo within one year. I welcomed the President’s order at the time, but… Read more »

When Will We See Real Justice?

The release of a few long-exonerated prisoners from Guantanamo, prompted by a long-term prison hunger strike, has been hailed by many as a sign of its imminent closing. As a… Read more »

Military Justice: Secrecy Shrouds Guantanamo Hearings

by Mathieu von Rohr in Guantanamo The biggest terrorism trial in American history has yet to begin, but many are already questioning whether it can approach fairness. Aggressive surveillance tactics,… Read more »

I Am Haunted By the Other Gitmo. The One I Did Not See.

I just returned from a prison where only the detainees, a judge, prosecutors, defense lawyers, witnesses, a lottery selected press pool, a lottery selected group of NGOs, and 5 lottery… Read more »

What Happens to Justice in a Perpetual War?

By John Knefel June 25, 2013 4:45 PM ET I. Emma Barker-Lasar is 19 years old. She attends community college in central New Jersey and works part-time for minimum wage at… Read more »

“…these five men in spite of who they are deserve the fairest, most transparent and honest trial…”

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows founding member, Rita Lasar, store is currently observing the pre-trial motions in Guantanamo and has shared her opinion with Miami Herald reporter, Carol Rosenberg:… Read more »

Move to Shutter Guantanamo Now

I had been hoping to hear from President Obama about the hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay, which Friday reach their 100-day mark, and the barbaric forced feedings at the detention facility. So… Read more »

Phyllis Rodriguez After Attending the Pre-Trial Motions In Guantanamo

  “What I did not understand was how the defense has to fight for every single – every single principle – every single motion that we assume is part of… Read more »

PT Members Observe Pre-Trial Hearings In Fort Hamilton/ Brooklyn

Rita Lasar and I attended the Guantanamo hearings through CCTV this week at Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn.  (Each of us missed some portion of the events, but one… Read more »

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