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

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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls for an end to the detention of asylum-seeking children.

Twelve Noble Peace Prize laureates wrote to President Obama urging the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture.

On September 30, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum authorizing the admission of 70,000 refugees to the United States.

In early August, we wrote about a group of U.S. Senators urging President Obama to extend for two years Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians residing legally in the United States. The current eighteen-month DED extension is set to expire on September 30, 2014.On September 26, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum extending DED for qualified people from Liberia for two years, through October 1, 2016. 

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

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

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