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PHR Statement on Torture Lawsuit Settlement

08/17/2017

Today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a settlement in its historic lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the post-9/11 CIA torture program. Physicians for Human Rights has long investigated the role of health professionals in designing, implementing, and legitimizing U.S. torture, in violation of the law and medical ethics.

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Human Experimentation

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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PHR Alarmed by Proposed Trump Directives on Torture, Refugees

01/25/2017

Following today’s release of draft executive orders under consideration by U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) warned that any attempts to undermine the absolute prohibition against torture, the ban on secret and unlawful detention, and U.S. obligations to protect refugees, particularly those from Syria and the greater Middle East, would be illegal, immoral, and harmful.

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PHR Responds to Sessions Waterboarding Comments

01/10/2017

If confirmed as attorney general, Sessions will be responsible for upholding the law and must stand firm against any efforts to reintroduce such heinous practices. Any other stance would violate or circumvent the absolute ban on torture.

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Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes Preservation of Senate Torture Report

12/12/2016

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today welcomed the announcement that President Barack Obama will move to preserve the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the U.S. torture program under the Presidential Records Act.

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