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Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes Effort to Improve U.S. Military’s Guidelines for Health Professionals

10/13/2015

PHR said it strongly supports an initiative urging the Pentagon to adopt measures prohibiting doctors and other health professionals from participating in interrogations, force-feeding, and other actions that violate the ethical duty to “do no harm.”

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Guantanamo Military Prison

Lawsuit Filed Against CIA Torture Psychologists

10/13/2015

PHR welcomed a federal lawsuit against psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the architects of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program.

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France Opens Investigation into Torture in Syria

10/01/2015

PHR today welcomed an announcement that France has opened the world’s first criminal inquiry into torture in Syria.

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Camp V at Guantanamo

Ban on Psychologists’ Participation in Interrogations Passes

08/07/2015

PHR welcomed a decision by the American Psychological Association to ban psychologists from participating in national security interrogations and advising on their confinement conditions, and to withdraw their presence from Guantánamo and other sites operating illegally.

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Hospital Operating Room at Guantanamo

PHR Urges Ban on Psychologists’ Participation in Interrogations

08/05/2015

The American Psychological Association (APA) should prohibit psychologists’ involvement in interrogations and other activities inconsistent with the profession’s “do no harm” ethic, Physicians for Human Rights said this week during the APA’s annual meeting in Toronto.

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