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President Obama, the US Should Join the Mine Ban Treaty


PHR joined partner organizations in an April 4, 2012, letter calling on President Obama to officially announce future US policy on landmines, and to join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. To date, the US has not taken the official step of acceding to (joining) the monumental treaty which forbids countries from using, producing, stockpiling, or transferring anti-personnel mines, and requires countries to destroy existing mines.

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2012 National Conference

Join Us: Sustainable Connections & Collaborations for Health & Human Rights


PHR is pleased to announce the theme of this year’s National Conference: Sustainable Connections & Collaborations for Health & Human Rights. The conference, which takes place March 24 & 25 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, will be held in collaboration with the Sujal Parikh Memorial Symposium for Health & Social Justice.

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


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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PHR and Partner Organizations Call on House Armed Services Committee to Review Proposed Authorization of the Use of Military Force


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) joined a coalition of organizations in calling for open review of a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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Boston Globe Letter to the Editor: Computer game cruelly mocks vulnerable group


Christy Fujio, director of PHR’s Asylum Program, responds to a Boston Globe article on a computer game that cruelly mocks a vulnerable population that faces extortion, theft, rape, murder, torture, assault, and other dangers as it crosses the border.

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