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Family Separation is Cruel and Unnecessary (June 6, 2018)

PHR welcomes the United Nations’ call for the United States to immediately end its policy of separating families after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border. PHR reiterates that the Trump administration’s so-called “zero tolerance” policy, outlined recently by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, violates the fundamental right of family unity, protected as a constitutional right in the United States, a human right under international human rights law, and affirmed in international refugee law and migration law.

Stop the Abuse of Immigrant Children in U.S. Custody (May 23, 2018)

PHR expresses concern over the ongoing abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. New findings released today document systemic maltreatment of children entering the United States across its southern border.

PHR Urges Respect for Children’s Rights as New Plans to Prosecute Undocumented Immigrants Are Announced (May 8, 2018)

PHR voices grave concern over an announcement today by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Justice Department will begin prosecuting everyone who crosses the southwest border into the United States and separating parents and children crossing the border – a policy change which characterizes those fleeing persecution as criminal offenders and parents bringing their children to safety as smugglers.

Mexican Authorities Urged to Conduct a Serious Investigation into Death of American Journalist Brad Will (February 19, 2010)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) urges Mexican authorities to conduct a serious investigation into the shooting death of US journalist Brad Will. In going forward, the Mexican prosecutor's office (Procuradurîa General de la Republica — PGR) should take into account the forensic findings reported by PHR's International Forensic Program

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Mexico Urges U.S. to Facilitate Asylum Claims for Victims of Violence (January 22, 2014)

Earlier this month, Mexico’s congress passed a resolution encouraging U.S. authorities to grant asylum to Mexican citizens fleeing the savage violence that has plagued the country over the last several years.

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Forensic Documentation of Torture and Ill Treatment in Mexico (December 2008)

PHR documents the Mexican government's historic attempt and ultimate failure to implement international standards of forensic evaluations of torture and ill treatment.

Excluded People, Eroded Communities (June 2006)

PHR details the devastating impact that the ongoing, low-intensity conflict in Chiapas has had on the health and human rights of its civilians.

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Forensic Documentation of Torture and Ill Treatment in Mexico

PHR documents the Mexican government's historic attempt and ultimate failure to implement international standards of forensic evaluations of torture and ill treatment. Read More »