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PHR Calls for Unfettered Access for Humanitarian Assistance in Syria

11/26/2013

PHR is calling on the U.S. government to immediately enter into high-level negotiations with the Russian government to ensure unfettered access in Syria for the International Committee of the Red Cross and other U.N. and humanitarian organizations that urgently need to provide vital services and supplies.

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PHR Welcomes Confirmation of Charles Taylor’s Sentence

09/26/2013

PHR today welcomed the confirmation of a 50-year sentence for former Liberia President Charles Taylor for his role in encouraging rebels in Sierra Leone to commit war crimes and planning some of the attacks during the country’s civil war.

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Congolese Warlord Bosco Ntaganda

Congolese Warlord Must Now Face ICC Trial on War Crimes Charges

03/19/2013

PHR welcomes the news that notorious warlord Bosco Ntaganda has voluntarily entered US custody in Rwanda and agreed to face trial on war crime charges at the International Criminal Court.

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Somali Appeals Court’s Decision Does Little to Reassure Victims of Sexual Violence

03/07/2013

A Somali appeals court’s decision this week to overturn the conviction of a woman who claimed she was gang-raped by security forces is a welcome development, PHR said today. A regional court last month had sentenced the woman to a year in prison, contending that she had fabricated the rape charge and damaged state security.

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Extend Violence Against Women Act Protections Worldwide, Urges PHR

03/01/2013

PHR applauds yesterday’s vote by the House of Representatives to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and urges Congress to extend such coverage to all women around the world by passing the International Violence Against Women Act.

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