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Revised Immigration Order Continues to Punish Refugees and Asylum Seekers

03/06/2017

PHR condemns President Trump’s revised executive order on immigration, in particular its 120-day suspension of new refugee admissions.

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PHR Statement on Veto of Syria Chemical Weapons Sanctions

02/28/2017

Physicians for Human Rights today condemns Russia’s veto of a UN Security Council resolution imposing sanctions against those parties responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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PHR Condemns Closure of Egyptian Anti-Torture Organization

02/10/2017

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today condemned the shuttering of Egypt’s premiere anti-torture organization and clinic, the El-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence. On Thursday, Egyptian officials sealed the organization’s office doors after a protracted effort to halt its work.

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PHR to Receive University of Connecticut’s Dodd Prize in Human Rights

02/02/2017

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which has worked to prevent atrocities and document war crimes around the globe for over 30 years, will be awarded the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.

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PHR Alarmed by Proposed Trump Directives on Torture, Refugees

01/25/2017

Following today’s release of draft executive orders under consideration by U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) warned that any attempts to undermine the absolute prohibition against torture, the ban on secret and unlawful detention, and U.S. obligations to protect refugees, particularly those from Syria and the greater Middle East, would be illegal, immoral, and harmful.

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