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PHR Secures Win at MIT Solve with Groundbreaking MediCapt App

09/24/2018

Physicians for Human Rights is honored to have been selected among eight winners in the “Frontlines of Health” Solver category at this year’s MIT Solve event. PHR showcased its new innovative MediCapt technology to an audience and panel of expert judges in New York and walked away with a $10,000 grant.

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Landmark Kavumu Appeal Verdict Upholds Convictions

07/26/2018

welcomes today’s appeal judgment delivered by the High Military Court in PHR welcomes the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), confirming the conviction of 11 men, including a provincial lawmaker, who were found guilty in a 2017 trial of crimes against humanity for the rape of dozens of young girls as well as for murder. As documented in this brief PHR video, some of the rape victims were as young as 18 months old.

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ICC Bemba Ruling Sends Devastating Message to Sexual Violence Survivors

06/08/2018

PHR finds the overturning of the conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba to be a devastating setback for the pursuit of justice. This ruling deals a hard blow to the families of the victims of the brutal campaign of sexual violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002 and 2003. It also unwinds the meaningful work that led up to the first and only conviction for sexual violence at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Justice is delivered for the children of Kavumu

12/13/2017

In an extraordinary and landmark ruling, 11 Congolese militia members were convicted today of crimes against humanity for murder and the rape of 38 young children. The verdict represents a stunning victory for the victims, their families, their community of Kavumu, where the crimes occurred, for the wide array of organizations that mobilized around them, and also for justice in the DRC.

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PHR Statement on Post-Election Developments in Kenya

08/12/2017

As post-election demonstrations in Kenya continue, PHR condemns excessive use of violence against peaceful protesters as well as credible allegations that police have threatened sexual violence against Kenyans. We demand swift investigations and accountability into any wrongdoing, and call for respect for human rights on all sides.

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