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Yemeni Port of Hudeidah, a Civilian Lifeline, Must Remain Operational

06/11/2018

PHR condemns any military assault on Hudeidah and calls on the United States, France, and the UK – as well as regional players – to take swift action and leadership to give the international community a strong voice against this planned military assault, and to push for an immediate and lasting ceasefire.

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PHR Signs Joint Letter Urging UN Secretary General to Act on Saudi Arabia

06/08/2018

PHR joins NGO call urging UN Secretary General to act on Saudi Arabia.

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Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo

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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Asylum in the United States

Family Separation is Cruel and Unnecessary

06/06/2018

PHR welcomes the United Nations’ call for the United States to immediately end its policy of separating families after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border. PHR reiterates that the Trump administration’s so-called “zero tolerance” policy, outlined recently by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, violates the fundamental right of family unity, protected as a constitutional right in the United States, a human right under international human rights law, and affirmed in international refugee law and migration law.

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UN Involvement Essential in Any Potential Rohingya Repatriation

06/06/2018

PHR is encouraged following the signing today of a Memorandum of Understanding by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and the UN Development Programme with the Myanmar government. PHR is hopeful that the agreement will be a successful first step in establishing a framework for cooperation between the parties in order to ensure safe, voluntary, and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, and a lasting and sustainable solution to the oppression and violence suffered by communities living in Rakhine state.

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