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Curt Goering, CVT executive director, comments on the need to end indefinite detention on the 15th anniversary of detainees arriving at Guantanamo Bay prison.

CVT is monitoring discussion of our top policy positions during the confirmation hearings for presidential appointees. Here are details on some of the key issues we're watching.

As the UN and U.S. refugee summits begin this week, Annie Sovcik, director of the Washington Office, sends reminders of the past and recommendations for the immediate future on the global refugee crisis. 

As CVT launches our #RejectTorture campaign today, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, asks fellow Americans to remember these simple facts: torture is illegal, immoral, ineffective and makes America less safe.

Cruelty of Unending Grief: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, discusses the psychological and legal toll on families of missing loved ones in Iraq.

Melina Milazzo is CVT senior policy counsel

Melina Milazzo, CVT senior policy counsel, comments on the recent largest single transfer of 15 men from Guantánamo prison to the United Arab Emirates by the Obama administration. 

Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, comments on a recent Syrian case in advance of International Justice Day.

Annie Sovcik, Esq.
For July 4th, Annie Sovcik, director of CVT's Washington, D.C., office, considers how our Founding Fathers would react to today's inflammatory rhetoric about torture and about closing our doors to refugees.
Curt Goering

Curt Goering writes about the disturbing developments in Egypt, which mirror shrinking space for human rights and civil society organizations in many other parts of the world.

Emily Hutchinson

As an aspiring lawyer just about to enter law school when the Arab Spring began in Egypt, Emily Hutchinson was inspired by the activists in Tahrir Square and around the country to pursue a career in human rights law.

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