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.

Family Members of 9/11 Victims Express Profound Disappointment in Response to Resumption of Military Commission on Guantanamo

March 8th, 2011 We are profoundly disappointed that the Obama administration has chosen to resume military commissions on Guantanamo to try individuals accused of terrorism. As families of those who… Read more »

Peaceful Tomorrows Joins Call for Accountability for Torture

PT Endorses Appeal to Spanish Public Encouraging Support For Spanish Courts in Prosecuting U.S. Officials who Authorized Torture

Who are we?

by Valerie Lucznikowska January 11th, 2011 The following speech was delivered in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on the 9th anniversary of the first prisoners’ arrival in… Read more »

Rights Groups Mark Beginning of a Decade of Wrongful Detentions at Guantánamo and Demand Obama Close Island Prison with Justice

January 11th, 2011 January 11, 2011, Washington, DC — As the prison at Guantánamo enters its 10th year, Amnesty International USA, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness Against Torture, September… Read more »

Coalition of groups rallies outside White House for closure of Guantanamo Bay

By Peter Finn Washington Post Staff Writer http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/11/AR2011011104335.html A group of 173 human rights activists, each wearing an orange jumpsuit and a black hood and representing the remaining 173 prisoners… Read more »

Statement Regarding the Conviction of Ahmed Ghailani

November 18th, 2010 September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows stands behind the decision of the jurors in the case against accused terror suspect Ahmed Ghailani: We believe that justice in… Read more »

Open Letter to A.G. Holder on 9/11 Trials

November 11th, 2010 Attorney General Holder: We, family members of those who died in the attacks of 9/11, entreat you to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his Guantanamo cohorts in… Read more »

Where to Try a Terrorist Suspect

April 17th, 2010 On Sept. 11, 2001, Terry Greene’s older brother Donald was on United Flight 93 that crashed into a Pennsylvania pasture after terrorists hijacked the cockpit. Terry Rockefeller’s… Read more »

9/11 Mother Demands Obama Try Terrorist Plotters In Civilian Court

March 31st, 2010 From the Huffington Post: In anticipation of a final announcement as to the trial venue for the 9/11 plotters, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is warning… Read more »

Letter to President Obama Urging Trials in Civilian Courts for 9/11 Defendants

February 18th, 2010 On February 18, September 11th Families For Peaceful Tomorrows sent a letter to President Obama urging him to try the 9/11 defendants in civilian courts. The full… Read more »

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