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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Posted in Washington, D.C.
Last week, under the leadership of Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee made public the executive summary of its 6,000-plus page report on the CIA’s use of torture post 9/11. CVT has worked for the release of this report for more than four years.Please read CVT’s statement in response to the release of the executive summary.The executive summary describes some things we already knew: that the CIA torture program was more brutal and widespread than had been previously reported, and that the CIA intentionally misled the Congress and the Executive Branch.
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Friday, December 12, 2014
For The Atlantic, Dr. Steve Miles, a professor at the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics and a CVT board member, participates in a Q&A on doctors’ involvement in torture. Dr. Miles is also the author of the book, Oath Betrayed: America's Torture Doctors.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
With the current instability in Southern Sudan, more and more Sudanese are running for their lives and we expect the numbers to rise in the near future. With all the support needed, we as the program team in Dadaab are committed to offering the best services to ensure restoration of human dignity.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Posted in Immigration, Refugees
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls for an end to the detention of asylum-seeking children.
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Posted in Refugees
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees recently announced a global campaign to end statelessness within ten years.
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Friday, November 14, 2014
Posted in Refugees
The Government of Germany recently hosted an international conference in Berlin on the “Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region.”
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Monday, November 10, 2014
It is truly unfortunate that some of the areas where Ebola has been most rampant are the areas that were most affected by war and violence. Fortunately, many Sierra Leoneans and Liberians, including CAPS and LAPS, are responding to the crisis with commitment, compassion and energy.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Next week, the United States will make its presentation before the UN Committee against Torture in Geneva, which reviews States Parties’ compliance with their obligations under the Convention against Torture.
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Monday, November 3, 2014
Marie Soueid is a Legal Fellow in CVT’s Washington, DC office. She graduated from the American University Washington College of Law and was a recipient of its 2014 Human Rights Brief Award.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Paul Orieny, Ph.D., LMFT is a clinical advisor with CVT.  Earlier in the summer, I visited our Nairobi project to check in on our clinical work.  One day, I joined a men’s counseling group for their second session. It’s a group of gentlemen – from teenagers to 70-year-olds and all ranges of profession. These men are Rwandese, Burundi and Congolese, and it’s amazing how they have come together.
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