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Joint Letter to Mattis, Pompeo and McCabe. Re: US Cooperation with Abusive Allied Forces in Yemen

08/04/2017

We, the undersigned human rights, civil liberties, and religious organizations, write to urge you to make public to the fullest extent possible without disclosing sources and methods, any reviews conducted by your agencies into allegations that US-allied forces of the United Arab Emirates and UAE-backed Yemeni forces have been responsible for serious abuses in Yemen.

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Letter to Secretary of Health Republic of the Philippines

07/24/2017

PHR urges Philippines Secretary of Health to undertake a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation into claims of medical complicity, and take all measures necessary to ensure that no health staff or health systems under their authority take part in human rights abuses.

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Human Experimentation

Nuremberg Betrayed: Human Experimentation and the CIA Torture Program

06/21/2017

The CIA’s post-9/11 torture program – conducted at secret prisons around the globe – constituted an illegal, unethical regime of human experimentation. According to a new report released today by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

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Neither Justice nor Treatment

06/07/2017

Drug courts in the United States routinely fail to provide adequate, medically-sound treatment for substance use disorders, with treatment plans that are at times designed and facilitated by individuals with little to no medical training. In this report, Physicians for Human Rights shows how drug courts – designed to reduce incarceration and provide necessary treatment – struggle to meet medical and human rights standards.

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Medical Neutrality and the Right to Health

05/04/2017

Medical neutrality requires: 1. the protection of medical personnel, patients, facilities, and transport from attack or interference; 2. unhindered access to medical care and treatment; and 3. nondiscriminatory treatment of the sick and injured.1

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