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Preliminary Statement on the Hoffman Report

08/05/2015

PHR’s statement outlines key findings of the Hoffman report and provides recommendations for accountability, policy reform, and justice.

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Navy Nurse Press Call

05/13/2015

Physicians for Human Rights commends the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge the nurse who refused to participate in the force-feeding of Guantánamo detainees.

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The Crisis in Syria Turns Four

03/13/2015

Ahead of the four-year anniversary of the crisis in Syria, Physicians for Human Rights and partner organizations call on permanent members of the UN Security Council to refrain from using their veto power when confronted with a crisis in which civilians are at impending risk of atrocity crimes.

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Public Health Leaders Join PHR in Call to End Unnecessary Ebola Quarantines

10/29/2014

Prominent leaders express concern over decisions by U.S. Governors to impose mandatory 21-day quarantine on health care workers returning from West African countries.

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Policy Statement

States Should Not Issue Blanket Quarantine Orders for Medical Workers Returning from Ebola-Stricken Countries

10/27/2014

The decision by several states, including Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York, to impose a mandatory quarantine on health workers – mostly volunteers – returning from the three countries in West Africa where there is a significant Ebola outbreak should be reversed.

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