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Amicus Brief in Support of Prevention of Coercive Confinement in Domestic Incarceration


PHR has done considerable research on the impact of psychological torture techniques used by US personnel on terrorist suspect detainees and has now applied that work in a new context: Domestic US incarceration and treatment of prisoners.

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Amicus Brief in Support of Adequate Health Care for Immigration Detainees and Asylum Seekers


PHR and the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture filed an amicus brief allowing a class action lawsuit to proceed to challenge health conditions in an ICE detention facility.

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In Response to the NY Times Article on Inadequate Health Care in Detention Centers


Frank Donaghue's letter to NY Times in response to the Times' exposé about the inadequate and defunct health care system in asylum and immigration detention centers.

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Letter from Asylum Network to Attorney General Mukasey Regarding Female Genital Cutting


The US Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recently ended a long-standing policy allowing asylum in the United States for women and girls subjected to the ritual of female genital cutting (FGC).

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PHR condemns forced sedation of detainees solely to facilitate deportation


PHR condemns US policy encouraging forced sedation of immigration detainees with powerful psychotropic medication — solely to facilitate deportation...

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