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Charles Taylor, ex-President of Liberia, at The Hague, April 2012

Charles Taylor Guilty as Charged: PHR Welcomes Historic Verdict

04/26/2012

Today, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) found Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting in 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder and mutilation of civilians, rape and sexual slavery, forced labor, and abduction and conscription of children to serve as child soldiers during the conflict in Sierra Leone. Taylor, the Former President of Liberia, is the first head of state to be convicted by an international court.

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Crimes Against Humanity in Burma

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Measured Response to Easing of Sanctions Against Burma is Urged

04/05/2012

In response to the United States Administration’s announcement this week that it would ease certain sanctions against the Government of Burma following recent positive developments in that country, PHR urged the international community to maintain a measured response.

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Thomas Lubanga

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International Criminal Court Finds Lubanga Guilty of War Crimes

03/14/2012

Today the International Criminal Court issued a landmark decision in the trial of Thomas Lubanga Djilo, a leader of a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). PHR welcomes the decision in the Court’s first major judgment where Lubanga was found guilty of conscripting children under the age of 15 to actively participate in hostilities.

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New Report Provides First In-Depth Forensic Account of Libyan Massacre

12/20/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today released a report that combines medicine, forensic science, and eyewitness testimony to paint a stark picture of life and death in detention in Tripoli. The report, “32nd Brigade Massacre: Evidence of war crimes and the need to ensure justice and accountability in Libya,” provides a detailed and comprehensive forensic account of the 32nd Brigade massacre under Khamis Qaddafi on August 23, 2011 in Khalat Al Forjan, Tripoli.

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Syria

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New Report: Syrian Forces Launched Assault on Country’s Medical System

12/16/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today released a report detailing the Syrian government’s all-out assault on the country’s medical system. PHR’s report includes new and alarming evidence that government forces deny wounded civilians impartial medical treatment; invade, attack, and misuse hospitals; attack and impede medical transport, and detain and torture doctors for treating wounded civilians. These documented attacks illustrate the broader violence that the Syrian people have endured over the past several months.

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