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Guide to Reducing Stigma and Discrimination in the Health Sector

07/28/2011

Physicians for Human Rights has created a guide to assist policymakers, health workers, and civil society comprehensively respond to stigma and discrimination in the health sector, and to secure patients’ rights.

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Introducing Medical Neutrality Protection Act of 2011

07/26/2011

Representatives Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced a bill on July 26, 2011 that will protect medical neutrality around the world. This is Rep. McDermott's statement for the official record.

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Sergei Magnitsky

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Forensic Review of Sergei Magnitsky documents

07/18/2011

After reporting an alleged $230 million tax fraud perpetrated by a group of Russian government officials and senior police officers, Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer stationed in Russia for the UK‐based investment firm Hermitage Fund, was arrested and jailed on November 24, 2008. Magnitsky died following 358 days in prison under progressively worsening conditions. PHR's International Forensic Program reviewed documents relating to Magnitsky's death in order to identify key irregularities, inconsistencies or gaps in the medical investigations carried out by the Russian authorities into the cause and manner of his death.

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Independent Body Announced to Investigate Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain

06/29/2011

The establishment of this investigation commission, announced Wednesday, June 29, is a response to calls from PHR and other groups to investigate attacks on protesters and health professionals following popular protests in Bahrain earlier this year.

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Man in Prison

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Punishment Before Justice: Indefinite Detention in the US

06/17/2011

The United States government’s reliance on indefinite detention in both national security and immigration contexts reflects an abdication of its legal and moral responsibility to treat those in its custody humanely, as well as an abdication of its responsibility to protect its military and civilians from retaliation on account of its continued refusal to honor the rule of law.

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