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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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"Examining Asylum Seekers" Now Available!

01/06/2013

The 2012 version of PHR’s “Examining Asylum Seekers”, the seminal guide to evaluating and documenting torture, is ready to order. This edition has been fully updated to capture changes in law, medicine, and science.

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Court Tells Prisons to Protect Solitary Confinement Detainees

National Immigrant Justice Center
12/14/2012

"...the court stated, 'an inmate confined to administrative segregation... is entitled, as a matter of due process, to notice of the basis on which he is so detained; a hearing at which he may contest the asserted rationale for his confinement; and a posthearing written notice explaining the reviewing authority's classification decision.'”

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Torture Testimony Contributes to Decision in Federal Case in Ohio

12/12/2012

A medical expert in the Asylum Network of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) provided key testimony contributing to a significant ruling in Ohio last month in which a federal judge held that a former Somali security official was responsible for ordering the arrest and torture of a Somali law professor more than 20 years ago.

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PHR Congratulates President Obama on His Reelection, Urges Administration to Strengthen US Human Rights Policies in Second Term

11/07/2012

PHR congratulates President Obama on his reelection. A second term provides an opportunity for the administration to strengthen US policies on a variety of important human rights issues, thereby fulfilling obligations incumbent upon the administration and completing the unfinished work of the first term.

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