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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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International Cooperation and Assistance in the Context of the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

09/18/2014

This statement provides in-depth analysis on the obligations of the international community and the immediate and long-term actions it must take in light of the Ebola outbreak.

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NGOs Welcome Unprecedented Step Towards Increased Aid in Syria

07/14/2014

Physicians for Human Rights and partner NGOs welcome the United Nations Security Council resolution, which directly authorizes UN agencies and their implementing partners to deliver aid across Syria’s borders and conflict lines.

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A Call to Action for States

06/04/2014

The Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones at Physicians for Human Rights urges all states to take important steps to ensure justice and accountability for crimes of sexual violence.

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An Appeal to President Putin and the Russian Government

02/07/2014

As the Olympic Games begin in Sochi, 47 signatories, including PHR board member, Justice Richard J. Goldstone, callon President Vladimir Putin of Russia to lead efforts to agree on a UN Security Council humanitarian resolution that calls for Syria’s parties to the conflict to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance and open Syria’s conflict lines and borders to ensure aid reaches all those in need, including through local ceasefires.

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