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United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

“Torture is a vicious attempt at breaking a person’s will. On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I urge all States to end impunity for perpetrators and eradicate these reprehensible acts that defy our common humanity. ” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres What is Torture? Currently in our own …

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Human Rights Initiative Statement on DOJ Rule Rejecting Asylum Seekers Who Have Traveled Through a Third Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      May 30, 2019                                                                                                        Contact: Kali Cohn, Advocacy Director HRI, 214-273-4338.    DALLAS – On May 30, 2019, news broke that the U.S. Department of Justice is considering an interim final rule that would bar anyone who travels through a third country from seeking asylum in the United …