Amnesty International, Physicians for Human Rights, and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran called on the Iranian authorities to allow for an independent investigation into the suspicious death of Dr. Ramin Pourandarjani, who may have been witness to the possible ill treatment, torture, and deaths of prisoners at Kahrizak detention center...
Letter from Health Advocates: Concerns about Global Health Workforce Issues in the US Health Reform Efforts
Congress is considering legislation that could worsen the current brain drain of doctors and nurses from poor countries, such as Ghana, Ethiopia and Uganda, say global health advocates. A coalition of organizations and individuals committed to improving health in low-income countries has written to President Obama...
Aiding Torture: Health Professionals' Ethics and Human Rights Violations Demonstrated in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General's Report
This 6-page white paper shows that the extent to which American doctors and psychologists violated human rights and betrayed the ethical standards of their professions by designing, implementing, and legitimizing a worldwide torture program, is worse than previously known.
PHR calls on President Obama launch a probe into the alleged Dasht-e-Leili massacre and its cover-up by the Bush Administration.
This report details the detention, torture, prosecution and killing of Kosovar Albanian physicians by Serbian forces during the 1998-99 war which took place during the decade-long exclusion of the majority of Kosovar Albanian physicians from the state health system.