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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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Lithuania and Romania Complicit in CIA Black Site Torture

06/01/2018

Physicians for Human Rights welcomes rulings by the European Court of Human Rights affirming Lithuania’s and Romania’s complicity in the CIA’s illegal torture program.

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Children Must be Protected, Not Lost

05/30/2018

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is appealing to the Trump administration to immediately begin honoring its legal obligation to reunite immigrant children with their families and to end its policy of forcible separation.

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Stop the Abuse of Immigrant Children in U.S. Custody

05/23/2018

PHR expresses concern over the ongoing abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. New findings released today document systemic maltreatment of children entering the United States across its southern border.

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Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack

05/21/2018

In its fifth annual report released today, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition warns that attacks on health care in conflict zones around the world are continuing with impunity and may in fact be increasing. The report entitled “Violence on the Front Lines: Attacks on Health Care in 2017” documents more than 700 separate attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict across the globe.

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