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American Psychological Association’s First Step Toward Accountability


When the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives voted Friday morning to rescind its policy allowing psychologists to participate in the interrogation of security detainees, it was a tectonic shift.

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Detainee at Guantánamo

Psychologists Must Stand by their Ethical Obligations


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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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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Prisoners in a Guantanamo Bay Holding Pen

Failing to Heal: Hunger Strikes in Guantánamo and the Role of Medical Professionals


In a recently released bipartisan report on detainee treatment at the detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the Constitution Project’s Expert Task Force devotes a whole chapter to the spectacular failure of medical professionals in GTMO to protect detainees from harm or injustice.

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“Who’s Going to Believe You?” The Underreporting of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention


Due to the relatively closed nature of the system, there is very little publicly available data detailing the extent of sexual abuse in immigration detention centers. However, recently uncovered documents reveal nearly 200 official complaints of sexual abuse in detention facilities since 2007. This number is probably just the tip of the iceberg given that sexual abuse is one of the most underreported crimes in the US.

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