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PTV Signs Joint Human Rights Statement Regarding Trump Appointed Officials

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in news

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Washington, D.C.—As President-elect Trump continues to announce his selections for top positions in the new administration, 22 of the nation’s human rights and faith organizations today released a joint statement of principles regarding the eligibility of nominees for Senate-confirmed positions. Today’s statement outlines key requirements of top administration officials that should be evaluated by the Senate during confirmation hearings, including adherence to the U.S. Constitution and adherence to the rule of law. “It is critical that the Senate demands...

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Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Spring Continuing Education Training

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Events, news

  Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Spring Continuing Education Training In partnership with The Program for Torture Victims Hosted by the Keck School of Medicine of USC Introduction to Forensic Documentation of Trauma: Evaluating Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Ill Treatment WHEN:      Saturday, April 30, 2016; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm   WHERE:    Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA 90033   Physical and psychological evaluations can help survivors fleeing persecution rebuild their...

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#RefugeesWelcome #AmericaWelcomes!”

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in news

The U.S. Senate plans to vote Wednesday, January 20th on H.R. 4038, “The American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act,” which would grind to a halt the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. This bill was passed by the House of Representatives in November, so it is critical that it not pass the Senate. Call your Senators TODAY: Urge them to vote NO to H.R. 4038 and any legislation that would stop, pause or defund the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Dial 1-866-940-2439 Below are some helpful points on the security checks involved in refugee resettlement,...

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Letter to Congress in Support of Syrian Refugees

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Events, news

December 1, 2015 Dear Senator/Representative: As refugee and immigration law experts, humanitarian aid organizations, faith, labor and civil and human rights groups, we write to express our support for the U.S. refugee resettlement program and opposition to any policy riders that would stop, pause or defund the resettlement of Syrian refugees. The world is witnessing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. More than 4 million Syrians have fled from their home country fleeing conflict and violence, and 6.5 million are displaced internally. At a time when the world needs humanitarian...

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New Partnership Creates PTV Human Rights Health Clinic at USC Eisner

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in news

  USC DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE AND THE USC EISNER PEDIATRIC AND FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER PARTNER WITH PTV TO IMPROVE SURVIVOR HEALTH Healing our survivors’ bodies is just as important as healing their minds.  More than 90% or our clients come to us with no health coverage. 40% have chronic pain as a result of their torture, prolonged incarceration, assault or sexual violence. Many of our clients have lasting health issues and have journeyed here from countries with limited access to health care. High-quality medical care is an important part of each client’s journey to recovery. This...

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Human Rights Day and Release of Senate Intelligence Committee Report Summary Calls for an American Re-Commitment as World Leader of Human Rights

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in news

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sophie Westacott 917-698-9417 swestacott@ptvla.org HUMAN RIGHTS DAY AND RELEASE OF SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE REPORT SUMMARY CALLS FOR AN AMERICAN RE-COMMITMENT AS A WORLD LEADER OF HUMAN RIGHTS Los Angeles, CA – Wednesday, December 10, 2014. The Program for Torture Victims (PTV) today released the following statement in response to the public release of the executive summary of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s historic and bipartisan report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) former detention and interrogation program: PTV...

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