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.

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 »

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 »

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