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.

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 »

On Abandoning NYC as the Venue for the Trial of KSM and the Four Other 9/11 Defendants

February 2nd, 2010 Statement from September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows On June 16th, 2009, members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows went to the Department of Justice and… Read more »

9/11 Families and the Military Commission Trials

We do not honor our loved ones memories by perpetuating injustice. by John Leinung June 4th, 2008 When the high-value prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are formally charged this week with… Read more »

Statement on the 8th Anniversary of the Establishment of Guantanamo Bay

January 11th, 2010 Eight years ago today, as many of us were still memorializing and putting to rest our family members lost on 9/11, our government was adding another wound… Read more »

Thomson Correctional Center designated as facility to house prisoners from Guantanamo

President Obama orders the federal government to take over Thomson Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison in Illinois, in order to house prisoners from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

The Place for Justice

by Barbara Fyfe & Jim Fyfe November 25th, 2009 This article first appeared as an Op Ed in the News and Observer of Raleigh, NC DURHAM — After several years… Read more »

An Open Letter to Congress

November 18th, 2009 We, who have most acutely felt the effects of the greatest terrorist attacks on US soil, ask our Congress to reject legislative language that will bar Guantanamo… Read more »

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