Despite a cessation of hostilities agreement that has temporarily reduced violence in Syria, Physicians for Human Rights finds in this issue brief that life-saving humanitarian aid is still not reaching hundreds of thousands of besieged Syrians.
“Non-lethal” weapons, used throughout the world for crowd control, can cause serious injury, disability, and even death. This report examines the use, misuse, and detrimental health effects of these weapons.
In this paper, PHR lays out what an appropriate response to the spread of the Zika virus must include in order to be compliant with human rights obligations.
The attacks of the last few days in Beirut and Paris that have killed and injured hundreds of people, and the earlier shooting down of a Russian passenger airplane leaving Egypt, were depraved acts of inhumanity Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today.
PHR welcomes the release of journalist Hossam Bahgat, and called on Egyptian authorities to release other civilians unlawfully detained for exercising their rights.