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Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: From the Exam Room to the Courtroom and the Bumpy Road in Between

05/26/2015

The idea was intriguing: create a mobile application that would allow clinicians to document physical findings during medical examinations of sexual violence victims.

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Rohingya Migrants

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Results from Decades of Abuse by Burmese Government

05/21/2015

As of last week, an estimated 8,000 Rohingya refugees from Burma and Bangladesh were adrift on ships in the Indian Ocean, according to the International Organization for Migration.

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Damaged Ambulance in Pakistan

Conflicts and Crises Spawn Attacks on Health Care Worldwide

05/20/2015

Health professionals, facilities, and patients are regularly targeted by violence and restrictive legislation in situations of conflict and civil unrest, according to an online, interactive world map of attacks on health published today by PHR.

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Kenyans Record on Mobile Phones

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: After Ushahidi – Using New Technologies to Prevent Mass Atrocities

05/19/2015

Kenya’s post-election violence was particularly remarkable given that it was witnessed and documented to an unprecedented degree by the country’s residents.

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Medical Officer Holds Force-feeding Tube at Guantanamo

PHR Welcomes Decision on Navy Nurse, Demands End to Force-Feeding in Guantánamo

05/13/2015

PHR welcomed the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge a nurse for refusing to force-feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.

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Documenting with a Mobile Phone in Syria

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: The Power of Digital Documentation and Social Media

05/12/2015

One of the questions I am asked most often about my work on the Syria mapping project is how we are able to conduct our research without being on the ground in country.

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Treatment After Gas Attack in Syria

New Resolution on Syrian Gas Attacks Will Have No Immediate Impact, says PHR

05/08/2015

A draft U.N.resolution that reportedly seeks to assign blame in the gas attacks plaguing Syrians is a welcome and overdue step, but will likely fail to provide immediate relief.

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Soros and Mukwege to Be Honored for Human Rights Work

The philanthropist and financier George Soros and Dr. Denis Mukwege, a champion in the fight against rape as a weapon of war, will be honored by PHR for their contributions to the global struggle for human rights. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner in New York City on April 28, 2015.

Pentagon’s Health Experts Endorse Recusal on Medical Ethics Grounds

PHR today welcomed a recommendation by the Pentagon’s independent health advisors that medical personnel be excused from duties that violate professional ethics.

Doctors in the Crosshairs: Four Years of Attacks on Health Care in Syria

Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks have decimated the ranks of health professionals and devastated the medical infrastructure in Syria, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis.

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Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: From the Exam Room to the Courtroom and the Bumpy Road in Between (May 26, 2015)

The idea was intriguing: create a mobile application that would allow clinicians to document physical findings during medical examinations of sexual violence victims.

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series (May 26, 2015)

PHR's Tech & Human Rights Blog Series is meant to highlight the intersection between technology and human rights, and to examine the increasing role that technology can play in advancing human rights around the world.

Illegal Attacks: Use of Chlorine Gas in Syria (May 14, 2015)

Recent medical reports of chlorine gas attacks in Syria reveal a disturbing trend in the use of chemical warfare against civilians. At least 25 people reportedly suffered chemical exposure during attacks in Idlib just last week, and six people were killed – and dozens of others were wounded – in an attack on Sarmin village in March.

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International NGOs Urge Ban Ki-moon to Negotiate Aid Access to Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma) (May 2015)

Twenty-six international humanitarian aid and advocacy organizations have written to the United Nations Secretary-General, urging him to give his “personal attention” to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma) and to take “a personal lead” in negotiating for humanitarian access to all areas of Rakhine State.

Navy Nurse Press Call (May 2015)

Physicians for Human Rights commends the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge the nurse who refused to participate in the force-feeding of Guantánamo detainees.

Tribute to Our Beloved Partner and Friend, Victor Inyanje Kabaka (April 2015)

It is with great sadness that we at PHR pay tribute to Victor Inyanje Kabaka, who died on April 9, 2015, following a tragic car accident.

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