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The Washington D.C. office of CVT spoke with the Healing and Human Rights blog about their work effecting change in policy concerning torture and the refugee crisis.

Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, wrote this Explainer with details on the Executive Order regarding refugees and immigration and subsequent legal actions.

As a new era begins, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, emphasizes the need to stand with survivors of torture and champion their rights.

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.

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