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Asylum in the United States

Vulnerable and Alone: Children Crossing the Border

07/21/2014

Although Maria is just 13-years-old, she already suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression, reports Dr. Carol Kessler, a child psychiatrist and member of the Asylum Network at PHR. Originally from El Salvador, Maria fled to the United States after a gang member attempted to rape her and force her to join his gang.

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Honoring Victims of Torture Means Repairing Trust in Healers

06/26/2014

Today, UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, marks 27 years since the UN Convention against Torture came into effect.

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Detainees at Guantánamo

Justice at Guantánamo Requires Charge or Release of Detainees

05/23/2014

Today’s Global Day of Action to Close Guantánamo marks another 365 days of detention that have passed since President Barack Obama renewed his promise to close the notorious prison.

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Asylum in the United States

New Interpretation of Guidelines Tighten Standards for Asylum Seekers

04/28/2014

With recently re-interpreted guidelines for asylum seekers, the United States is at risk of summarily deporting immigrants back to their home countries, where they may face dangerous situations — and sometimes death — in exchange for political expediency.

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The Need for Transparency in U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

04/01/2014

This week, a group of senators will have the ability to move forward and acknowledge the U.S. government’s use of torture and prevent future abuse.

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