The International Forensic Program (IFP) of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) recommends a thorough and wider inquiry following its comprehensive forensic review of the ongoing investigation by Mexico's Attorney General (Procuraduria General de la Republica-PGR) into the October, 2006 death of 36-year-old American Brad Will.
PHR Files Suit Against Defense Department in FOIA Dispute Over Documents Concerning Dasht-e-Leili Mass Grave in Afghanistan
Physicians for Human Rights filed suit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Defense claiming improper withholding of public records under the Freedom of Information Act.
Forensic Genetics in Service of Human Rights - PHR and Partners in El Salvador Launch New Course on Kinship and DNA
The expert group in forensic science of Physicians for Human Rights (Boston, USA), the Alliance of Forensic Scientists for Human Rights and Humanitarian Investigations (California), and the Association in Search of Disappeared Boys and Girls (Pro Busqueda, El Salvador) inaugurated the International Course "Theoretical and Practical Bases for evaluation of biological kinship in human identification using DNA." The goal of the course is to strengthen the capacity of organizations of victims, human rights NGOs, and forensic laboratories in Latin America as they learn the scientific truth in uncovering serious cases of human rights violations and demand justice.
PHR Asks President of El Salvador to Comply with Inter-American Court of Human Rights Decision on Disappearances
On March 1, 2005, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a decision pertaining to the case of the Serrano Cruz sisters, who were allegedly captured, kidnapped, and forcibly disappeared by the Salvadoran military during its "Operacion Limpieza" (Operation Clean-Up).
U.S. Team Transfers DNA Database to Salvadoran Group Searching for Children Who Disappeared in Civil War
A DNA database to reunite families torn apart during El Salvador's 1980-1992 civil war will be turned over this week to a San Salvadorbased group that is leading the charge to track down some of the 2,500 children orphaned or adopted during the conflict.