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ICC to Investigate Rape in Misrata Using Doctors’ Testimonies and Hospital Records

04/24/2012

ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has announced his intention to investigate mass rape as a weapon of war in Misrata, Libya during last year’s conflict.

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Bahraini Hunger Striker Force Fed? If So, It's Torture

03/31/2012

For the past seven weeks a well-known human rights activist in Bahrain has led a hunger strike protesting his imprisonment and torture at the hands of his captors. The forced feeding he has likely been subjected to is torture and must end immediately.

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Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis and the Doctors Who Risk Their Lives to Address It

03/21/2012

The Syrian government escorted a team of UN technical staff into the country this week. Although this ostensible show of glasnost may look encouraging, restricting UN agencies’ access will result in an unreliable assessment of Syria’s humanitarian needs.

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Tear Gas or Lethal Gas? Bahrain’s Death Toll Mounts to 34

03/16/2012

PHR has compiled a list of 34 reported tear-gas-related deaths in Bahrain since the uprising began a year ago. Based on media and other accounts compiled for the period March 2011 through February, 2012, this report highlights the Government of Bahrain's oppressive use of tear gas.

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UN Identifies Libyan War Criminals; PHR Continues Its Call for Justice

03/15/2012

This week, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to extend the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for another year. UNSMIL, comprising a small team of international experts, was established last September to support post-conflict reconstruction.

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