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American Psychological Association’s First Step Toward Accountability


When the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives voted Friday morning to rescind its policy allowing psychologists to participate in the interrogation of security detainees, it was a tectonic shift.

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The Brutal Toll of Psychologists' Role in Torture


While there is no question that the APA has much work to do to repair the damage to its integrity and to restore people's faith in the discipline of psychology, it is worth remembering that myriad individuals suffered directly as a result of this collusion. Over the last 13 years, more than 750 detainees have spent time in a rights-free zone that is the detention center at Guantánamo Bay.

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Destruction in Yemen

No Strangers to War


The only practical solution to ending the desperation in Yemen is an immediate end to the Saudi-led bombardment and blockade of the country.

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Doctors in Damaged Hospital in Syria

In Syria, Drying Out the Sea to Kill the Fish


On March 28, 2015, Jabhat al-Nusra and allied opposition groups wrested Idlib city from government control in Syria. The following day, the Syrian air force attacked the city’s Red Crescent-run hospital with rockets, causing significant damage and forcing the hospital to close.

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Tech & Human Rights Blog Series


PHR's Tech & Human Rights Blog Series is meant to highlight the intersection between technology and human rights, and to examine the increasing role that technology can play in advancing human rights around the world.

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