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Spring Asylum Evaluation Training with the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights

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Safe & Sound

Growing up in Azerbaijan, Yusif was frequently attacked for being gay. Over the years, he was beaten up at school, punched and kicked by neighbors, and pelted with rocks and had homophobic slurs written on the door of his family’s home. The violence escalated when he was 18: Three men dragged Yusif to a schoolyard one night in 2012 and put a knife to his throat. Two took turns raping him, while the third filmed it on his phone and threatened to show the video to others. Yusif went to the...

Article published in Weill Cornell Medicine Magazine: "Safe & Sound: A student-run clinic aids immigrants seeking asylum"

WCCHR December 2017 Newsletter

Human Rights Education Impacts Medical Student Views of Torture

Integrating human rights education into the medical school curriculum may strengthen medical ethics with regards to physician participation in and acceptance of torture, according to the results of a new study from students and faculty from the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights. The center is a Weill Cornell Medicine student-run organization that provides clinical assessments for people seeking political asylum in the United States.

Despite...

"Medical Students' Attitudes towards Torture, Revisited," written by members of the WCCHR

The article "Medical Students' Attitudes towards Torture, Revisited," written by members of the WCCHR, was published on November 21, 2017 by the Health and Human Rights Journal as a Paper-in-Press. The article will officially appear in the journal's December issue and can be accessed at the following link:

WCCHR September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017

WCCHR August 2017 Newsletter

August 2017

Event: Asylum Evaluation Training with the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights

September 16, 2017 9:00am -3:30 pm

What: Asylum Evaluation Training with the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights
When: Saturday September 16, 2017. Check-in/breakfast beginning at 8:00 am. The event will run from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm and includes lunch
Where: Weill Auditorium, 1300 York Ave.

On September 16, 2017 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm we will hold a training session, led by our volunteer evaluators, where you can learn more about the role of clinicians and...

WCCHR May 2017 Newsletter

May 2017

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