The Center for Victims of Torture Praises Senate Adoption of Anti-Torture Legislation

The Center for Victims of Torture™ (CVT) hails the passing today of anti-torture legislation by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in the U.S. Senate. This amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2016 strengthens U.S. prohibitions on torture by placing U.S. government interrogations under the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations and requiring access to all prisoners in U.S. custody by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The amendment passed the Senate with a vote of 78-21.

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“Using an interpreter adds a different dynamic to counseling because another person with her own story, background and style are part of the counseling process,” said Sara Pearce, psychotherapist and trainer at our Ethiopia project. Read about the important role of interpreters in helping survivors heal.


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