Using science and medicine to stop human rights violations
Join PHR in advocating for persecuted health workers, for stopping torture, for the investigation of mass atrocities, and for bringing justice to ill-treated populations.
Call for the Protection of the Navy Nurse
A U.S. Navy nurse's career is in jeopardy after he refused to force-feed Guantánamo detainees on hunger strike. Call on the U.S. government to respect, not punish, military health professionals who refuse to carry out force-feeding.
Don't Let Psychologists Get Away with Torture
Shocking evidence of the American Psychological Association's (APA) role in the Bush-era torture program has recently come to light. The Department of Justice must launch an investigation into the APA's role in aiding the U.S. torture program.
Ensure that Torture Is Never Again Used by the United States
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report confirming the complicity of health professionals in torture and detainee abuse. In order to hold health professionals and the CIA to account, all involved in the abuse must be investigated.
Protect the Rights of the Rohingya in Burma
The government of Burma has consistently targeted the Rohingya community in a campaign which may amount to crimes against humanity. Take action now to stop the abuse of the Rohingya.
Stop the CIA Torture Report from Being Buried
The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has requested the federal government to relinquish all copies of the CIA torture report. We must stop his attempt to bury the torture report and to rewrite history on CIA torture.
Call on President Obama to End Indefinite Detention
President Obama must take immediate action and use his authority to transfer detainees who have been cleared for release at Guantánamo, and charge and try the rest in federal courts.
Demand Accountability and Justice in Syria
The Syrian civil war has led to the death of approx.190,000 people & forced millions of others from their homes. Pressure the U.S. government to support accountability efforts to bring perpetrators of human rights violations in Syria to justice.
Stop the Harassment of Turkish Doctors
The Turkish government is targeting and harassing physicians, including members of the Turkish Medical Association, who provided emergency medical care to demonstrators during the Gezi Park protests. Urge Prime Minister Erdogan to stop harassing doctors.
Stop Violence Against Women
By passing the International Violence Against Women Act, the United States can take a stand against violence and help prevent future abuse. Please stand up for women and girls today.
Tell AG Holder: It's Time to Hold Torturers Accountable for Their Actions
Urge Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the use of torture tactics against detainees in U.S. custody and punish the perpetrators.
Tell Congress: Help Stop Attacks on Doctors Now
Medical neutrality is one of PHR's core principles. Urge your Representative to support the Medical Neutrality Protection Act today.
Tell Congress: Support Peace and Human Rights Protections in DRC
Tell Congress: Support H. Res. 131: Concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the need for international efforts toward long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights.
Urge President Obama to Stop Force-Feeding of Hunger Strikers
Force-feeding can be a painful, degrading, and inhuman practice. Tell President Obama to end force-feeding once and for all.