Human Rights and Health was prepared at the request of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and shows how, during the apartheid period, the leadership of the health sector in South Africa subordinated ethical and human rights obligations to the racist practices and political repression of the state.
Chinese authorities in Tibet routinely use torture as a means of political repression, punishment and intimidation. PHR documents the physical and psychological affects of torture committed by Chinese authorities in Tibet through interviews with Tibetans who have fled to India.
Physicians for Human Rights released the following report on human rights violations in Eastern Congo and Western Rwanda on 16 June 1997 at a hearing sponsored by the House International Relations Committee.
This report examines the wars in the former Yugoslavia through the prism of medical neutrality. Hospitals and clinics in or near conflict zones were deliberately and often repeatedly attacked. Patients and medical staff were shot at by snipers, and, in at least one case, forcibly removed from hospital wards and summarily executed.
Over a five month period in 1994, a medical team studied health conditions in thirteen of Cambodia's twenty-four prisons. For the Khmer and the US health professionals it was a disquieting experience.