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Free Conference: Forensic Evidence in the Fight Against Torture

02/01/2012

On February 15-16 stakeholders from around the world will gather in DC to participate in the “Forensic Evidence in the Fight Against Torture” conference, co-sponsored by the International Council for Torture Victims and American University Washington College of Law.

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USCIS Releases Module Addressing LGBTI Refugee and Asylum Claims

01/31/2012

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) achieved a new milestone a few days ago when it released a newly-created training module, “Guidance for Adjudicating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Refugee and Asylum Claims.”

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NC Anti-Torture Group Releases Extraordinary Rendition Report

01/25/2012

Recently, the NC Stop Torture Now group released a comprehensive report on extraordinary rendition and called upon state officials to stop any such extraordinary rendition flights from operating at the NC Johnston County Airport.

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PHR Participates in International Rally to Urge Closure of Guantánamo

01/13/2012

On January 11, 2012, ten years after the first detainees were brought to Guantánamo, demonstrations took place across the globe to protest the continued existence of the prison camp that has come to symbolize torture and indefinite detention. From Washington DC all the way to San Francisco, across the ocean to London, Paris, and Brussels, hundreds of protestors marched, demonstrated and chanted slogans, demanding justice for the men at Guantánamo.

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Guantánamo 10 Years On and the Future of Indefinite Detention

01/13/2012

[Updated with photos, 1/13/12] Today, January 11, 2012, marks the tenth year of existence of the detention center at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Ten years ago, twenty men arrived there and were held in Camp X-Ray, a temporary camp of open-air 6’x8’ cells made of chain link fence...

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