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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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Proving Torture Allegations: Trouble with Bahraini Trial Continues

03/12/2012

Twenty medical professionals in Bahrain continue to fight for vindication from politically motivated charges against them. Last Thursday, Bahraini courts denied these medical personnel yet another form of justice.

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Pro-Qaddafi Forces and Rebels Committed War Crimes

03/05/2012

The United Nations concluded on 2 March 2012 that both pro-Qaddafi forces and rebels committed war crimes during the Libyan conflict last year.

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