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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-68

Children ‘disappeared’ at the United States/Mexico border: a symptom with consequences for the United States


MSW, MPH Clinical Social Worker, Co-Director, Institute for Redress & Recovery, Santa Clara University School of Law; Center for Justice and Accountability; Survivors International, San Francisco, CA, United States

Correspondence Address:
Gerald Gray
PO Box 8053, Berkeley, CA 94707
United States
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INTV.INTV_48_18

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‘Disappearing’ people as an act of torture has an ordinary language meaning, such that the United Nations could describe it and various torture treatment centres that address it as torture. The present United States policy of separating families into different prisons at its border with Mexico results in many such disappearances, and therefore is torture of both children and the families they are separated from. This article follows the United Nations description.


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