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As director of PHR's anti-torture program and as an attorney for Guantanamo Bay detainees, Kristine Huskey has been fighting for basic human rights and social justice since a few months after 9/11, when she took on her first clients. In this Yin Radio interview, Huskey talks about her work and how she manages to stay with it amid the worst of what human beings are capable of.
(International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands, January 30 & 31, 2012.) Dr. Radovan Karadzic, a Bosnian Serb leader and psychiatrist indicted by the Tribunal for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, is on trial for many crimes, including the 1995 massacre of hundreds of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica. Dr. William Haglund, a forensic anthropologist, death investigator, and former director of PHR’s International Forensic Program, was the UN's Senior Forensic Advisor for the Tribunal and conducted forensic investigations of mass graves in the former Yugoslavia.
War and civil unrest turn soldiers—and, often, civilians—into deliberate targets. Medical professionals have an ethical duty to provide care and treatment to those in need, without discrimination, even in times of conflict. But during conflict and civil unrest, health care professionals, facilities, and patients too often come under attack. These attacks are not a natural part of conflict, but are deliberate violations of the principle of Medical Neutrality.
PHR and other organizations participated in a major protest against the continuation of Guantánamo Bay as a detention center on the 10th anniversary of its opening, January 11, 2012.
On January 11, 2012, PHR joined a rally at Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, marking the ten-year "anniversary" of the US detention center at Guantánamo Bay. PHR Anti-Torture Program Director Kristine Huskey read this poem written by a Guantánamo detainee.