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Hunger Strikes and the Practice of Force-Feeding

10/31/2013

This fact sheet gives an overview of the medical ethics of force-feeding, the U.S. government's response to hunger strikers, and PHR's recommendations to the Obama administration.

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Shadow Report to the Human Rights Committee on the United States' Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

09/17/2013

PHR submitted a shadow report to the Human Rights Committee (HRC) for its review of the United States’ compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

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Nerve Agent Exposure and Collection of Forensic Evidence

08/30/2013

PHR has compiled this information packet on chemical weapons evidence collection to provide an overview of how professional investigators may go about documenting evidence of chemical warfare agents use and exposure. Evidence collection of the use of such weapons requires highly specialized procedures and equipment.

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PHR Anti-Torture Expert Stephen N. Xenakis Testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee on Closing Guantananmo

07/24/2013

Dr. Stephen N. Xenakis testified at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Closing Guantanamo: The National Security, Fiscal, and Human Rights Implications, on July 24, 2013. Read his full testimony here.

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PHR Experts Urge Somalia’s President to Halt Use of Discredited Medical Test

02/18/2013

In a letter to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, two PHR medical advisors who are experts in sexual violence evaluations urge him to void the use of unscientific medical evidence used to convict a Somali woman of making a false claim of having been gang-raped by soldiers. Both the woman and a journalist who interviewed her have been sentenced to a year in prison.

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