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Physicians for Human Rights Joins 25 Groups and Individuals in Calling for Inspector General Investigation into Extraordinary Rendition

05/17/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) joined 20 other organizations and five individuals in urging the Department of Justice to refer the Administration's use of extraordinary rendition to the Inspectors General of the Defense Department, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Justice, and any other department involved in allegations of abuse relating to extraordinary rendition.

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New York Times: Call Torture by the Right Name

05/17/2011

Over the weekend The New York Times published an editorial addressing public criticism for the paper's inconsistent use of the word "torture" to characterize the Bush Administration's interrogations techniques. Last week, PHR submitted a letter to the editor on this very topic.

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"Refugee" Status Should Protect Victims of Gang Violence

05/11/2011

As the 60th Anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees approaches, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has affirmed its commitment to better address protection gaps created by modern forms of forced displacement.

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Join PHR for a Public Forum: "When the State Makes Demands"

05/06/2011

Boston Area Readers: PHR Invites You to a Public Forum.

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Finally, Some Clarity for Gender-Based Asylum Claims

05/05/2011

Advocates cheered in 1996 when a landmark case, In re Kasinga, recognized that female genital mutilation (FGM) could be a basis for asylum. Ms. Kasinga was granted protection based on her membership in the social group of young women in her tribe who oppose FGM and have not yet been subjected to it.

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