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Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998

Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998

report (to accompany H.R. 4309) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office)

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Torture victims -- Rehabilitation -- United States,
  • Torture victims -- Services for -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesReport / 105th Congress, 2d session, House of Representatives -- 105-709
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationv.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14490007M
    OCLC/WorldCa40070742

    In March , the U.S. adopted the Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA) that provides a civil action for money damages by an “individual” who has been subjected to “torture” against an “individual, who, under actual or apparent authority, or color of law, of any foreign nation” committed the torture. In a similar vein, the United States passed the Torture Victims Relief Act in to provide significant funding to the treatment of torture victims worldwide. This led to the allocation of $20 million in to support U.S. treatment centers, $11 million to support foreign centers, and $6 million to the U.N. Voluntary Fund.

    Center for Victims of Torture/National Capacity Building Project Project Goal: To enhance and expand the availability of health care, social services, and legal services to survivors of torture living in the U.S. The National Capacity Building Project (NCB) provides training and technical assistance to the emerging network of U.S.-based torture treatment programs. Discover the best Torture documents and pdfs. Learn from Torture experts like Scribd Government Docs and Scribd Government Docs. Read Torture documents like Purandhar Dhital v. Atty Gen USA, 3rd Cir. () and Flaure Marie Athanie Fequiere Clerveau v. U.S. Att, 11th Cir. () for free with a free day trial.

    Start Printed Page Statutory Authority: Section 5(a) of the “Torture Victims Relief Act of ,” Public Law (22 U.S.C. note). End Authority Start Signature Melody Wayland. Synonyms for Torture devices in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for Torture devices. 82 synonyms for torture: torment, abuse, persecute, afflict, martyr, scourge, molest.


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Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Torture Victims Relief Act of [United States.]. supports reauthorization of the Torture Victims Relief Act currently authorized through Septem The Torture Victims Relief Act addresses a major problem—the infliction of tor-ture by foreign governments, and the consequences of that torture, on victims now living in the United States.

H.R. (th). To provide a comprehensive program of support for victims of torture. Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. congressional budget office cost estimate H.R. Torture Victims Relief Act of Summary: H.R. would authorize appropriations for foreign and domestic assistance to victims of torture.

CBO estimates that enacting the bill would increase spending subject to appropriation by about $4 million in and $30 million over the Summary: Torture Victims Relief Act of - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of to authorize the President to provide assistance in the form of grants to treatment centers and programs in foreign countries that are carrying out projects or activities specifically designed to treat victims of torture for the physical and psychological effects of such torture.

The United States Code is meant to be an organized, logical compilation of the laws passed by Congress. At its top level, it divides the world of legislation into fifty topically-organized Titles, and each Title is further subdivided into any number of logical subtopics.

Section 5(b)(1) of the Torture Victims Relief Act of (22 U.S.C. note) is amended to read as follows: “(1) A UTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal years andthere are authorized to be appropriated to carry out subsection (a.

Get this from a library. Torture Victims Relief Act of report (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on International Relations.]. The Administration supports reauthorization of the Torture Victims Relief Act currently authorized through Septem The Torture Victims Relief Act addresses a major problem—the infliction of torture by foreign governments, and the consequences of that torture, on victims now living in the United States.

H.R.Torture Victims Relief Act of September 4, Cost Estimate. Cost estimate for the bill as ordered reported by the House Committee on International Relations on August 6, View Document KB. Summary. Speaker, inCongress first passed the Torture Victims Relief Act. Today, I am introducing the Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act.

America's commitment to and compassion for the survivors of torture remains undiminished. That commitment should be manifested in concrete action, including support for torture treatment programs that can help. H.R. (th). To amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture, and for other purposes.

Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. Torture Victim Protection Act, § 2(a), note following 28 U.S.C. § 57 Among practitioners in the field, the Torture Victim Protection Act of typically is referred to as the TVPA. With the exception of direct quotations, this Benchbook uses the File Size: KB.

The Torture Victims Relief Act provides urgently needed funds for torture rehabilitation programs in the United States and abroad to help torture survivors heal from their trauma and rebuild lives of dignity.

First passed inTVRA has received bipartisan support throughout its legislative history from Members of Congress across the country.

The Torture Victims Relief Act, originating with former Senator Dave Durenberger (R-MN), authorizes federal support for torture survivor rehabilitation programs in the U.S. and abroad. As a result of TVRA, since the United States has been the world's largest donor to torture survivor rehabilitation.

During his tenure, the Center provided services to more t torture survivors. Johnson led several efforts to mobilize U.S. public policy including the Torture Victims Relief Act ofwhich created an annual funding stream of $25 million to support the rehabilitation of torture survivors around the globe.

H.R. Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of To amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for. Washington, D.C. – As International Day in Support of Victims of Torture approaches on Friday, J Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) today reintroduced the bipartisan Torture Victims Relief Act (TVRA).

TVRA, first passed inauthorized funding to support torture treatment programs in the U.S. and abroad to help torture. In response to such conditions, the US Congress passed historymaking legislation, the Torture Victims Relief Act, in At that time, there were only a handful of treatment centers for victims Author: Gunnar Stålsett.

The U.S. Torture Victims Relief Act (TVRA) first passed in authorized funds for torture treatment programs in the US and abroad to help torture victims reclaim their lives. TVRA helps support the treatment of torture survivors at 27 programs in the US and at nearly centers in 70 countries around the world.

custody or physical control (18 U.S.C. (l) and cited in the Torture Victims Relief Act of ). Torture exerts control over people and communities to create a cycle of fear, intimidation, and alienation.

Torture is a documented practice in countries (Amnesty International, ). The Torture Victims Relief Act, originating with former Senator Dave Durenberger (R-MN), authorizes federal support for torture survivor rehabilitation programs in the U.S.

and abroad. Since we have secured annual appropriations making the United States the world’s largest donor to torture survivor rehabilitation.Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act is a U.S.

legislation that was signed into law by the President on Decem The Act amends the Torture Victims Relief Act of to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign centers and programs for the treatment of victims of torture, and for other purposes.