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New Map Shows Government Forces Deliberately Attacking Syria’s Medical System

05/14/2014

Syrian forces have systematically attacked the health care system in opposition-held areas over the past three years, resulting in the death of more than 460 health professionals and widespread destruction to hospitals and clinics, PHR said today as it launched an interactive map tracking these violations.

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PHR Files Legal Brief in Support of Turkish Medical Association

03/26/2014

PHR submitted an amicus brief today in support of members of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) who will face trial for recruiting and organizing urgent medical care for protesters injured during the Gezi Park demonstrations that began in May 2013.

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Medics in Turkey Surrounded by Tear Gas

Turkish President Signs Bill that Criminalizes Emergency Medical Care

01/17/2014

PHR expressed concern today over the Turkish president’s signing of a bill that will criminalize certain aspects of emergency care and punish medical professionals.

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PHR Submits Statement on Syria’s Refugee Crisis to Senate Committee

01/07/2014

The United States should immediately convene a humanitarian summit with Russia and other nations in order to improve humanitarian aid in Syria; take steps to allow more Syrian refugees to resettle in the United States; and provide funding to address their health and other needs.

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Turkey Passes Bill that Criminalizes Emergency Medical Care

01/03/2014

The Turkish parliament passed a bill today that will criminalize emergency medical care and punish doctors with heavy fines and imprisonment for assisting those in need. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is urging the president of the Turkish Republic, Abdullah Gul, not to sign the bill, which would have a chilling effect on access to medical care.

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