The Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Wednesday entitled “Piercing Burma’s Veil of Secrecy: The Truth Behind the Sham Election and the Difficult Road Ahead.” The hearing was notable because it was the first time that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy, addressed the Committee.
During the Global Health Council’s Annual Awards Banquet, Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei received the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights for their significant achievements in fighting HIV/AIDS.
PHR calls on the Kingdom of Bahrain to ensure that all court proceedings adhere to international legal standards and remain open to observers.
PHR Participates in Civil Society Consultation in Preparation for the US Review before the Committee Against Torture
Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer, shared with the State Department detailed information about PHR’s work related to its Campaign Against Torture, including the problems facing women in immigration detention, the involvement of medical professionals in interrogations, and the importance of training medical professionals to recognize and document instances of torture and related abuse.
Please join PHR for an event, Accountability Today: Preventing Torture Tomorrow, on June 1, 2011 in recognition of Torture Awareness Month.