Human Rights | Page 2 | The Center for Victims of Torture

Healing and Human Rights: A Blog by the Center for Victims of Torture

Showing all blog posts in Human Rights

Phyllis Kaufman
The still-classified Senate Torture Report, completed by the Senate Intelligence committee in 2012, is nearly 7,000 pages long. December 9, 2019, marked the fifth anniversary of the public release of the report’s redacted executive summary. The details contained in those 525 pages are shocking: the CIA engaged in waterboarding; rectal rehydration; walling; extreme sleep deprivation; cramped confinement (big and small confinement boxes); and left detainees naked and shackled in stress positions for extended periods.
Stanton Wood, strategic initiatives officer, writes about the importance of the narrative in The Report film helping to ensure that an era of torture never happens again.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, writes on the 5th anniversary of release of the executive summary of the CIA Torture Report that it is long past time to release the full report.
CVT, artists and organizations advocate for a more responsible and compassionate response for those fleeing persecution.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, writes that the full truth about the CIA torture program must be told.
Read about El Paso, Texas-based Annunciation House, winner of CVT's 2019 Eclipse Award!
Andrea Cárcamo, CVT senior policy counsel, writes about her visit to the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia, where there is hope despite exceeding low asylum grant rates.
Edna Gicovi, psychosocial counselor at CVT Nairobi, finds powerful, interwoven threads between the stories of two torture survivor clients.
Mariam Hudaib, junior trainer, New Tactics MENA, writes about how training for human rights activists gets a boost when you incorporate game elements.
Darlene Lynch, head of external relations, CVT Atlanta, writes about action to oppose the deeply harmful practice of automatically shackling children in juvenile court.

Pages

Healing

We heal victims of torture through unique services and professional care worldwide.

Read More

Training

We strengthen partners who heal torture survivors and work to prevent torture.

Read More

Advocacy

We advocate for the protection & care of torture survivors and an end to torture.

Read More