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Statement on Commission Relating to Detention, Treatment, and Transfer of Detainees


We urge President Obama to appoint a non-partisan commission of distinguished Americans to examine, and provide a comprehensive report on, policies and actions related to the detention, treatment, and transfer of detainees after 9/11 and the consequences of those actions, and to make recommendations for future policy in this area.

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Rubenstein, Allen, and Keller Statements to Helsinki Commission on Medical Evidence of Torture


Dr. Allen Keller and PHR President Leonard Rubenstein appeared before the U.S. Helsinki Commission to make statements on the medical evidence of torture by U.S. personnel...

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Rape as a Weapon of War: Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict


At the request of Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), PHR submitted a statement for the record as part of "Rape as a Weapon of War: Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict" hearing held on April 1st, 2008 by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Human Rights and the Law Subcommittee.

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PHR Statement on UN Security Council Resolution 1769 on Darfur


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) welcomes, with reservation, the unanimous passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1769 which authorizes the deployment of a joint African Union-United Nations force (UNAMID) of 26,000 for Darfur.

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