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  • Soon, half of all Syrian fleeing

    A CVT Jordan staff member is interviewed by Finland's Yle News for a story about the Syrian refugee crisis.

    Source: Yle News
    Date: 08/14/2013

  • The urgency of addressing mental health for Syrian refugees

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about CVT Jordan's work helping Syrian refugees and the need for the international community to increase its efforts to provide them skilled, culturally appropriate care.

    Source: The Christian Science Monitor
    Date: 08/13/2013

  • Face-to-face with Dr. Steven Miles: Tracking doctors who torture

    Dr. Steve Miles, a CVT board member, talks about the role of doctors in torture and his new website,

    Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet
    Date: 08/07/2013

  • It's Never Too Late to Account for Our Torturous Past

    Following the 11th anniversary of the Department of Justice's torture memos, CVT Sr. Policy Counsel Melina Milazzo writes that eleven years is a long time to account for the past use of torture, but it's never too late.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 08/06/2013

  • End indefinite detention now

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about the harmful effects of indefinite detention and calls for an end to this cruelty.

    Source: The Hill's Congress Blog
    Date: 07/27/2013

  • Syria crisis: Amman centre helps refugees deal with mental trauma

    The Guardian features CVT Jordan and our work providing mental health services to Syrian refugees seeking to recover from their trauma experiences.

    Source: The Guardian
    Date: 07/25/2013

  • Srebrenica's Legacy: How the Lessons of the Balkans Animate Humanitarianism Today

    In a speech delivered in Sarajevo on "Srebrenica’s Legacy: How the lessons of the Balkans animate humanitarianism today,” Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard mentions her recent visit to CVT's St. Paul Healing Center.

    Source: U.S. Department of State
    Date: 07/10/2013

  • When medical people abet torture

    CVT board member Steve Miles talks about his website, Doctors Who Torture. The purpose of this site is to show and promote progress in encouraging physicians, courts, and medical licensing boards to be more active in the movement to end torture.

    Source: Minnesota Public Radio
    Date: 07/09/2013

  • VIDEO: Thank you from Cleveland kidnapping victims

    CVT International Services Clinical Advisor Erin Morgan talks about the Cleveland kidnapping victims and their recovery from this ordeal.

    Source: KMSP-TV
    Date: 07/09/2013

  • Sen. Patrick Leahy Speaks Out Against Torture

    In commemoration of June 26—International Day in Support of Victims of Torture—CVT, the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown Law and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota hosted a half-day symposium on Torture is a Weapon Against Democracy: How the United States is Working to End Torture Globally at Georgetown Law. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont was the keynote speaker and recipient of CVT’s annual Eclipse Award.

    Source: Georgetown Law
    Date: 07/08/2013


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