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Honoring Victims of Torture Means Repairing Trust in Healers


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


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


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


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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Mexico Urges U.S. to Facilitate Asylum Claims for Victims of Violence


Earlier this month, Mexico’s congress passed a resolution encouraging U.S. authorities to grant asylum to Mexican citizens fleeing the savage violence that has plagued the country over the last several years.

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