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Human Rights Leader and Physician Dr. Homer Venters Joins PHR

03/20/2017

Dr. Homer Venters, an international leader in promoting health and human dignity, has joined Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) as the organization’s director of programs and a member of PHR’s executive management team. Charged with overseeing PHR’s research, investigations, and training work, Dr. Venters arrives at PHR with decades of experience as a physician, epidemiologist, and human rights activist.

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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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Turkish Authorities Release Human Rights Defender from Prison

06/30/2016

Physicians for Human Rights welcomed the release from prison today of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, and Erol Önderoğlu of Reporters Without Borders.

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PHR Investigative Team Denied Access to Town in Southeast Turkey

05/31/2016

Turkish security personnel blocked a PHR research team from accessing the town of Cizre in Turkey’s restive southeast earlier this month. That comes despite statements from Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that international organizations “can easily visit” the country’s southeast, where PHR was investigating allegations of human rights violations.

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PHR Welcomes Agreement to Supply Aid to Besieged Syrian Cities, Urges Vigilance to Enforce Pact

05/18/2016

PHR today cautiously welcomed an international agreement to facilitate aid deliveries in Syria’s besieged cities and towns, including a provision that if Syria’s government does not permit immediate access by June 1, the UN may begin airdropping supplies.

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