PHR urged Israel’s parliament to reject a proposed bill that would legalize the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners, in violation of medical ethics and international law.
PHR welcomed the passage of a bipartisan amendment that reaffirms the prohibition on torture and helps prevent future U.S. administrations from engaging in torture.
On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Senators McCain, Feinstein, Reed, and Collins introduced legislation to make the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations the standard for all U.S. government interrogations to make sure that the United States never uses torture again.
PHR welcomed the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge a nurse for refusing to force-feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.
PHR again urged the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the American Psychological Association’s complicity in the CIA torture program, following a new report in the NY Times.