In a letter to Douglas J. Burgum, governor of North Dakota, and acting Attorney General Dana Boente, PHR voices concerns over reports of excessive use of force by law enforcement toward protestors in the context of the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
PHR joins human rights groups in urging U.S. President Donald Trump to refrain from any executive action that would revive the use of torture or any other abusive interrogation or detention techniques.
As Syrian government forces and their allied militias close in on eastern Aleppo city, PHR supports the lifesaving appeal by Syrian relief and medical organizations on the ground inside the besieged city.
PHR joins medical colleagues around the world in urging the Russian medical community to demand that its government ease the health care crisis in Syria.
In this report, Physicians for Human Rights describes the excessive and indiscriminate use of force against protesters by Indian state police and Central Reserve Police Forces with weapons misleadingly represented as “less than lethal.” While Indian authorities claimed that the use of these weapons was meant to reduce the potential for injuries or fatalities, PHR researchers found that their use had in fact caused serious injury and death.