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UN Security Council Calls for End to Attacks on Doctors, Hospitals


The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an end to attacks on health care workers and facilities.PHR, which advocates for the protection of medical facilities and health workers worldwide, welcomes today’s vote, reaffirming that deliberately attacking hospitals and doctors is a war crime.

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Syrian Doctors Treating a Patient in a Field Hospital

Landmark United Nations General Assembly Resolution Calls for the Protection of Health Workers from Violence


A resolution passed last week by the United Nations General Assembly recognizes for the first time the severity of attacks on health workers, facilities, and patients in all circumstances, and demands respect by States for provisions of medical ethics and human rights law, as well as international humanitarian law, said the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

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Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes Lifting of Travel Ban for Bahraini Human Rights Activist


PHR today welcomed the decision by a Bahraini court to lift the travel ban on Maryam al-Khawaja, but remained concerned about the spurious charges that remain against her.

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Bahraini Woman

On Human Rights Day, PHR Highlights Priorities for the Administration


On Human Rights Day, PHR highlighted the need for the U.S. government to address several pressing issues in order to protect fundamental freedoms and promote the United States’ position as a beacon for human rights.

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U.S. Official Misses Opportunity to Address Human Rights Issues in Bahrain


PHR today expressed concern that U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel failed to publicly prioritize human rights in Bahrain during a major event in the kingdom.

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