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Rumsfeld Denies Systematic Torture in New Memoir


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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Haitian Deportations Violate Human Rights


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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Science Article Shows Flawed Science Justified Enhanced Interrogation Techniques


Today’s issue of the journal Science includes an article by PHR experts which outlines how the Bush administration relied on flawed science to justify the use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs).

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What Does the New Congress Mean for Immigration and Refugees?


New beginnings are normally met with optimism and hopes for something better to come.

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Restoring our professional integrity: Perspectives on torture from U.S. medical students


A recent edition of The Lancet Student includes commentary from former PHR board member Dr. Holly Atkinson’s students at Mt. Sinai.

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