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PHR Warns Against Excessive Use of Force at Standing Rock

02/03/2017

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.

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Statement on Anal Examinations in Cases of Alleged Homosexuality

05/02/2016

The Independent Forensic Expert Group, of which PHR’s Medical Director, Dr. Vincent Iacopino, is a member, released this statement on anal examinations in cases of alleged homosexuality.

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Enhancing a Regional Response to Crimes of Sexual Violence

12/16/2015

PHR convened a three-day regional roundtable discussion between February 25 and 27, 2015 at the Lukenya Getaway in Athi River, Kenya. This report summarizes major points of discussion from this workshop.

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Virginity and Hymen Testing: No Factual, Scientific, or Medical Basis

05/01/2015

This forensic brief examines the validity of the use of hymen examinations to determine a women’s “virginity.”

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The Crisis in Syria Turns Four

03/13/2015

Ahead of the four-year anniversary of the crisis in Syria, Physicians for Human Rights and partner organizations call on permanent members of the UN Security Council to refrain from using their veto power when confronted with a crisis in which civilians are at impending risk of atrocity crimes.

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