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Abolish Solitary Confinement in Immigration and National Security Facilities

04/04/2013

Thousands of people awaiting immigration hearings in the US detention system are routinely held in solitary confinement, which can cause serious and lasting psychological and physiological harm, PHR says in a new report.

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Libya Needs to Ensure Independence of Institution Responsible for Identifying the Missing

04/03/2013

A new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) points to improvements Libya should make to its system of exhuming, identifying, and reburying human remains to facilitate healing among grieving survivors and to ensure accountability for perpetrators of atrocities.

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Bahraini Doctors at Work

Bahrain Appeals Court Decision Corrects Some Injustices, But Others Remain

03/28/2013

PHR welcomes a Bahrain appeals court’s decision today to reverse the convictions of 21 health professionals arrested in connection with Arab spring pro-democracy protests in 2011.

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William Hague with Angelina Jolie in DRC

Foreign Secretary, William Hague announces new UK funds to help survivors of rape during a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo

gov.uk
03/26/2013

Foreign Secretary, William Hague, today announced £205,288 ($312,110) in new UK funding to support the work of Physicians for Human Rights working out of the Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC, to help efforts to develop local and national capacity to document and collect evidence of sexual violence.

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Donna McKay and Dr. Deborah Ascheim

New York City Cardiologist Named New Chair of PHR

03/25/2013

PHR is delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah D. Ascheim, MD, as its new board chair. Dr. Ascheim is an associate professor in the Department of Health Evidence & Policy and a cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

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