Security with Human Rights Campaign

Amnesty believes that the United States can preserve its national security without sacrificing the human rights that it is obligated by international law to respect. The U.S. government is required to respect and secure human rights, to investigate all human rights violations, and to bring those found to be responsible for such violations to justice. The goals of the Security with Human Rights Campaign include ending unlawful and abusive detention and ensuring accountability for torture.

Guantanamo Bay Prison

Guantanamo Bay detainees have suffered indefinite detention without being charged with any crimes. Furthermore, since September 11, 2001, at Guantanamo and other sites, the U.S. Government has repeatedly violated prohibitions against torture and other cruel, unusual, inhuman or degrading treatment. Detainees at Guantanamo Bay must either be promptly charged and given fair trials in U.S. federal courts or released to countries where they will not be at risk of suffering human rights violations. Torture and other abusive treatment of detainees must stop, and those responsible must be held accountable. Group 11 has repeatedly urged President Obama and New York Senators Schumer and Gillibrand to close Guantanamo. Group 11 has also urged the Senate Intelligence Committee to release its full report on the CIA’s secret detention program with as few redactions as possible. Learn more about the Security with Human Rights Campaign at