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S-Comm’s Unintended Side Effects

08/18/2011

Although the explicit goal of Secure Communities is to improve public safety by increasing deportations of undocumented criminals, in practice the program catches many non-criminals in its net and can actually decrease public safety by eroding trust between immigrants and local police. Mistrust between police and immigrant communities can lead to underreporting of crimes, leaving these communities vulnerable to violence and impairing officers’ ability to investigate and solve crimes.

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New York Court Refuses to Look at Psychologist’s Role at Guantanamo

08/18/2011

Did a psychologist violate his professional ethics when he developed abusive interrogation techniques for use on Guantanamo Bay detainees? Last week, a New York state court dismissed a petition which would have forced the New York Office of Professional Discipline to answer that question.

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Torture Lawsuits against Rumsfeld Move Forward

08/09/2011

In the last week, two different federal courts have demonstrated a commitment to accountability for torture perpetrated by U.S. officials.

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PHR Participates in Civil Society Consultation in Preparation for the US Review before the Committee Against Torture

06/14/2011

Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer, shared with the State Department detailed information about PHR’s work related to its Campaign Against Torture, including the problems facing women in immigration detention, the involvement of medical professionals in interrogations, and the importance of training medical professionals to recognize and document instances of torture and related abuse.

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Limited Rights of Immigrant Detainees Must Be Protected

05/24/2011

The majority of immigrants detained by the Department of Homeland Security are not permitted to challenge the legality of their detention.

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