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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.

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Asylumist Addresses Senator Rand Paul on Asylum Law


PHR's Christy Fujio applauds The Asylumist for addressing Senator Rand Paul's confusion regarding the basics of asylum law.

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New Immigration Legislation Would Allow for Indefinite Detention


As the US immigration detention web rapidly expands, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) continues to document the existence of numerous problems within the system that harm and sometimes kill detainees.

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Limited Rights of Immigrant Detainees Must Be Protected


The majority of immigrants detained by the Department of Homeland Security are not permitted to challenge the legality of their detention.

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure


The daughter of Pedro Tavarez, a 49-year-old immigrant detainee who died while in custody of the Suffolk County House of Correction, filed a federal lawsuit against officials for their role in his death.

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