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Help Pass the Medical Neutrality Act

10/26/2011

The Medical Neutrality Protection Act of 2011 is a bipartisan bill largely drafted by PHR that makes the protection of medical professionals and access to medical services a global policy priority for the US government.

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PHR Calls on Obama Administration to Press for a Commission of Inquiry in Burma

07/07/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) joined more than 20 other organizations in calling on President Obama to commit his Administration to enacting financial and banking sanctions and to pressing for an international Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes in Burma.

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Burma Representative’s Confirmation Hearing Only an Initial Step

07/01/2011

PHR applauds the nomination of Derek Mitchell be the US Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma. PHR urges that he use this new position to press for the creation of an international commission of inquiry to investigate the continuing and egregious human rights abuses perpetrated by the Burmese military junta against its own people.

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Witnesses at Burma Hearing Give US Advice on Strengthening Support for Democracy and Human Rights

06/23/2011

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.

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Alaeis Honored at Global Health Council Event

06/17/2011

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.

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