Health professionals, facilities, and patients are regularly targeted by violence and restrictive legislation in situations of conflict and civil unrest, according to an online, interactive world map of attacks on health published today by PHR.
PHR welcomed the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge a nurse for refusing to force-feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.
A draft U.N. resolution that reportedly seeks to assign blame in the gas attacks plaguing Syrians is a welcome and overdue step, but will likely fail to provide immediate relief.
PHR again urged the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the American Psychological Association’s complicity in the CIA torture program, following a new report in the NY Times.
The philanthropist and financier George Soros and Dr. Denis Mukwege, a champion in the fight against rape as a weapon of war, were honored Tuesday evening for their contributions to the global struggle for human rights at a gala dinner hosted by PHR.