Hostage victims abroad and their families back home face a myriad of challenges during and after their harrowing ordeals, Rachel Briggs and Michael Scott Moore of Hostage US told Pacific Council members.
This week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report addressing public access to pre-trial hearings of alleged terrorists held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). This report was required by legislation passed in 2017 in response to and influenced by the 2016 GTMO Task Force report.
To get the Guantánamo cases to trial, Congress should implement two pragmatic, nonpolitical measures: federal judges should be sent to GTMO and those judges should be given expanded powers, writes Robert C. Bonner.
On this 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Pacific Council’s GTMO Task Force announces the release of its second report to renew the call for federal judges to preside over the military trials at Guantánamo and equip them with expanded powers to enforce deadlines, levy consequences, and propel these cases toward fair and final conclusions.
The time for improving the trial capacity and efficiency at Guantánamo Bay is now, before new prisoners are added to the population, write Jack Riley, Michelle Kezirian, Richard Goetz, and Jerry Green.
Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduces three amendments to the FY2018 defense bill based on recommendations from the Pacific Council GTMO Task Force.
Steven Stathatos reports on his recent visit to Guantánamo Bay, and explains why the Military Commission hearings may never see an end.
Whether the Guantánamo Bay prison is eventually closed or not, the Obama administration can still give the remaining detainees due process by removing the inefficiencies in the Military Commission Hearings.
Members of the Pacific Council's GTMO Task Force argue that replacing military judges with federal judges at Guantánamo is the best way to repair the damage done to U.S. credibility on the world stage.