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Wounded Child in Douma, Syria

Doctors in the Crosshairs: Four Years of Attacks on Health Care in Syria


The consequences of the international community’s failure to protect Syrians from systematic and repeated violations of both human rights and humanitarian law have been devastating. Yet, one in particular stands out: the erosion of the long-established principle that neither militaries nor armed groups can target medical workers and the health care system for attacks.

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Syria's Medical Community Under Assault


This fact sheet illustrates the deliberate targeting and destruction of medical facilities by government and opposition forces, loss of medical personnel, and resulting health consequences in Syria.

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Letter to President Obama on Rejecting Request to Return CIA Torture Report


The new chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Richard Burr, requested that the executive branch return all copies of the CIA torture report to the committee. PHR and partner organizations sent this letter to President Obama urging him to reject Senator Burr’s request.

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Health Professionals at Guantanamo

Doing Harm: Health Professionals’ Central Role in the CIA Torture Program


This analysis by PHR of the SSCI report’s executive summary builds on years of investigation and research documenting the systematic use of torture by the United States.

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Prepared Remarks - Health Care & Violence: The Need for Effective Protection


PHR attended and presented at the high-level debate, Health Care & Violence: The Need for Effective Protection, at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2014.

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