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Defending Health Care is at the Heart of the Human Rights Agenda

09/18/2017

As ambassadors, foreign ministers, and heads of state gather in New York this week for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, hundreds of critical global issues and vital events vie for their attention. Terror and nuclear proliferation. Development goals and climate change. Reforming the UN itself, its meetings and its budgets. Refugees.

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Human Rights Trailblazer at 100

09/15/2017

In September, Physicians for Human Rights celebrated the 100th birthday of one of our co-founders, Dr. Carola Eisenberg. With a career spanning well over five decades, Dr. Eisenberg has been a trailblazing physician and human rights advocate.

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What’s Next for Kenya?

09/11/2017

Following a decision by Kenya’s supreme court to nullify August’s presidential elections, the country has plunged back into campaign mode, with new elections slated for October 17. It’s a victory for the rule of law in Kenya, but also a time of uncertainty and potential turmoil.

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As Drug Court Proponents Rally Around Capitol Hill, Legislators Beware

07/11/2017

As drug court proponents call for expanding drug courts as an alternative to incarceration for people arrested on drug-related charges, they are failing to address the intense debate about the efficacy of the courts and the need for policy reform that will allow people to access treatment outside the criminal justice system.

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Homer Venters: Q&A With a Physician for Human Rights

06/19/2017

Homer Venters, MD, MS, recently joined PHR as director of programs. A physician and epidemiologist, he is an internationally recognized leader in health and human rights.

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