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Human Rights Groups Urge Secretary of State Rice to Call on Pakistan to Restore Independent Judiciary and Lift Media Restrictions
On December 21, 2007, the Human Rights Leadership Coalition, of which PHR is a member, sent a letter urging Secretary Rice and President Bush to unequivocally call for the restoration of an independent judiciary in Pakistan and the lifting of restrictions on the media, particularly television.
PHR Urges UN Human Rights Council to Preserve the Mandates of Darfur Expert Group and Special Rapporteur for Sudan
PHR and other NGOS called on the UN Human Rights Council to preserve the mandates of both the Darfur Expert Group and the Special Rapporteur for Sudan, recently expired.
We are writing to urge a significant increase in U.S. pressure on the Government of Pakistan to end martial law and to release those who have been detained or are under house arrest.
On October 9, 2007, Physicians for Human Rights and Health Gap, US leaders of the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative, the civil society-led network of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), sent an open letter to the 2008 presidential candidates. The letter offered several recommendations for global health proposals, based on the input of health professionals in sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States.
PHR Advisor Dr. Allen Keller Testifies Before House Immigration Subcommittee about Harmful Detention Conditions
PHR advisor Dr. Allen Keller, Director of the Bellevue/NYU Center for Survivors of Torture, testified on behalf of PHR and the Center, warning that inadequate health care and harmful detention conditions - documented in PHR's 2003 report "From Persecution to Prison" — appear to have worsened over the past four years.