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Detainee at Guantánamo

Psychologists Must Stand by their Ethical Obligations

08/11/2014

American psychologists designed and oversaw the brutal regime of interrogation used on detainees in U.S. military custody at Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo Bay, and elsewhere during the U.S. war on terror; but the profession has yet to punish any psychologist who participated in torture or to fully distance itself from this legacy.

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USAID

Health Workers Must Treat with Medicine, Not Politics

08/08/2014

The use of health programs by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to recruit political activists in Cuba is reprehensible and unacceptable. Using health care as a cover for political activities goes against the internationally accepted principle of medical neutrality and is harmful to the wider practice of providing medical aid in countries around the world.

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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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