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US Senators and Representatives Call on Bahrain to Pardon Imprisoned Medics

10/10/2012

Two Senators and 22 Representatives jointly signed a letter to the King of Bahrain today, calling on him to pardon eight medical professionals convicted for providing medical care to injured protesters.

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Rights Organizations Call on US Secretary of State to Suspend Military Assistance to Bahrain

09/12/2012

PHR joined ten other organizations in calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to immediately suspend US military assistance and arms transfers to security force units in Bahrain that are engaging in human rights violations.

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US Should Support Fundamental Freedoms in Bahrain and Sign UN Human Rights Council Statement

06/29/2012

The US Administration should support fundamental freedoms in Bahrain and join 27 member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council in signing a principled statement regarding the ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain.

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Supreme Court Allows Racial Profiling Provision in Arizona Immigration Law to Stand

06/25/2012

Today the Supreme Court struck down three provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, commonly known as SB 1070. While the Court unanimously upheld a provision requiring state law enforcement agents to determine the immigration status of any person they stop if they have “reasonable suspicion” that the person is in the US illegally, the Court left the door open for future challenges to that provision.

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PHR Recognizes World Refugee Day

06/20/2012

On World Refugee Day, PHR affirms its dedication to ending human rights violations and protecting the rights of refugees and displaced people. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that 800,000 people were forced to flee across borders last year, adding to a population of 15.2 million refugees worldwide.

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