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Human Rights Groups Call to End Impunity for Attacks on Health Workers

09/20/2013

The United Nations Human Rights Council should strengthen documentation and accountability for the growing number of attacks on health workers, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, a group of human rights, health professional and other nongovernmental groups, said today.

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PHR Urges U.S. and International Community to Address War Crimes in Syria Negotiations

09/13/2013

Government forces have deliberately attacked medical facilities across Syria, systematically targeted doctors and other health providers with violence, arrests and killings, and repeatedly denied medical care to the sick and wounded in violation of international humanitarian laws, according to a new U.N. report.

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PHR Experts Comment on Video Footage from Syria

08/23/2013

A team of experts from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has reviewed footage of a number of publicly available videos emerging from Syria, along with reports of events leading up to the filmed footage, and concluded that there is compelling medical evidence that chemical weapons or other lethal gases have been used.

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PHR Calls for Independent Investigation of Apparent Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria

08/21/2013

PHR today called for an independent and thorough investigation into a possible chemical attack in the Ghouta region of eastern Damascus.

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PHR Documents Systematic Patterns of Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma

08/20/2013

PHR today released a report documenting the recent wave of violence against Muslims throughout Burma, whose government has created a culture of impunity for the violators and has failed to protect the Muslim minority.

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