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U.S. Torture Program Constituted Illegal, Unethical Human Experimentation

06/21/2017

The CIA’s post-9/11 torture program – conducted at secret prisons around the globe – constituted an illegal, unethical regime of human experimentation.

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U.S. Drug Courts Fall Short of Delivering Medically-Sound, Effective Treatment

06/07/2017

Drug courts in the United States routinely fail to provide adequate, medically-sound treatment for substance use disorders, with treatment plans that are at times designed and facilitated by individuals with little to no medical training. In a report published today by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), researchers found that drug courts – designed to reduce incarceration and provide necessary treatment – struggle to meet medical and human rights standards.

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Trump Administration Must Preserve Copies of Senate Torture Report

06/02/2017

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) objects to the Trump Administration’s move to return to Congress copies of the Senate’s 2014 report on the CIA’s torture program.

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PHR Unveils Anti-Torture Pledge for Health Professionals

05/18/2017

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today launched a pledge for health professionals across the United States to stand together in their rejection of torture, voicing the consensus that torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment are absolutely prohibited in all circumstances.

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Questions President Erdogan Should Answer Tomorrow in Washington

05/16/2017

Tomorrow, U.S. President Donald J. Trump will meet with his Turkish counterpart, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has long partnered with Turkish health professionals and human rights advocates to investigate and prevent human rights violations in Turkey and around the world. Since last year’s coup attempt, the crackdown against critics and human rights defenders has been catastrophic.

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