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  • Convention Against Torture (CAT)

    Convention Against Torture (CAT)

    As per international and U.S. law, the principle is clear that an individual cannot be returned to a country where they are likely to be subjected to torture. US law has created a legal process specifically designed to comply with the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment…

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  • Withholding of Removal

    Withholding of Removal

    For nearly a century, the United States has upheld a fundamental promise: no person shall be deported to a country where they would face persecution. In line with laws enacted to honor this commitment, tens of thousands of individuals seek protection in the United States each year. The majority of these individuals apply for asylum.…

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  • The Convention Against Torture

    WHAT IS THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE (CAT)? You may have seen or heard the term CAT in connection to the asylum process, but what is it? Introduction The first step in seeking asylum protection in the U.S. is to file an I-589 asylum application. On the Form I-589 asylum application there is a little checkbox…

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  • Convention Against Torture (CAT)

    The Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, commonly known as the Convention Against Torture (CAT), is an international human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1984.

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