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How Doctors Would Know If Syrians Were Hit With Nerve Gas

NPR.org
05/01/2013

President Obama affirmed Tuesday that there's evidence Syrians have been attacked with chemical weapons — in particular, nerve gas. But that's not the same as proof positive. So PHR is setting up a network to get fact sheets about chemical weapons into the hands of Syrian physicians.

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Evaluating Asylum Seekers

SampsoniaWay.org
05/01/2013

Sampsonia Way is launching a series of interviews with physicians that donate their time to The Asylum Network of Physicians for Human Rights. Today we present what the organization does and some of the experiences of one of PHR’s volunteers in providing evaluations for asylum seekers.

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Syria

Independent Investigation and Forensic Protocols Are Key to Assessing Chemical Weapons Use

04/26/2013

Amid accumulating signs that chemical weapons may have been used recently in Syria, PHR repeats its call for a thorough independent investigation of such allegations to be conducted immediately that follows forensic protocols for handling evidence.

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Dr. Fowler examines bones

Afghanistan Must Bolster Its Capacity to Identify the Missing, PHR Declares in New Report

04/24/2013

A new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released at a conference in Kabul today on “Truth Seeking and the Role of Forensic Science” outlines steps that Afghanistan can take if it is to make progress in addressing the right to truth of victims of more than three decades of violent conflict by identifying missing and disappeared persons.

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Key Step in Checking Chemical-Arms Use Is Also Hardest

New York Times
04/23/2013

The most important step in conclusively determining whether chemical weapons have been used is for independent experts to get prompt, unfettered access to the site of the suspected attack, according to Physicians for Human Rights, the American organization that was one of the first to document Iraq’s use of poison gas against its Kurdish population in 1988.

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