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Marking the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

03/08/2011

Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate the political, economic, and social achievements of women around the world. To recognize this historic day, PHR is highlighting the enormous challenges we face in addressing mass rape in armed conflicts.

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Immigrants in Custody Should be Protected from Sexual Assault

02/17/2011

When reports surfaced last year that a guard at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Texas had sexually assaulted several detainees there, advocates familiar with the US’s immigration detention system were saddened, but not surprised. There has been a steady stream of news reports over the past several years of similar assaults on immigrants in custody.

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Rumsfeld Denies Systematic Torture in New Memoir

02/09/2011

As we know from internal memos and the work of investigative journalists, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld authorized torture under the guise of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” violating both international and domestic laws.? But Rumsfeld’s memoir, released today, tells a different story.

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The Victims of Immigration Policy: Children of Broken Homes and a Broken System

02/09/2011

As the rhetoric surrounding U.S. immigration policy continues to heat up, what is often forgotten is the impact our laws have on the most vulnerable, the children.

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Haitian Deportations Violate Human Rights

02/03/2011

When human rights advocates talk about providing humanitarian protection to vulnerable immigrants, they are usually concerned with threats to the health and well-being posed by other humans, whether they are security forces, gang members, or abusive spouses.

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