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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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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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Twelve Years Later: The Current State of Guantánamo


January 11, 2014 marks the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the Guantánamo Bay detention center. Such an anniversary is an appropriate time to reflect on the commitment President Barack Obama made to closing the detention facility and press for greater progress toward this ultimate goal.

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Physicians for Human Rights Submits Shadow Report to the UN Human Rights Committee


On October 17–18, 2013, the United States will be under review by the United Nations to examine U.S. compliance with its legal obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) – a treaty the United States ratified in 1992.

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