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New Report Exposes Inhumane Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention System

09/25/2012

Immigrants in detention facilities around the United States are often subjected to punitive and long-term solitary confinement and denied meaningful avenues of appeal, according to an investigation by PHR and Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).

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Tortured Logic

US Justice Department Closes the Door on Accountability in Torture Cases

08/31/2012

The US Justice Department’s decision to end its criminal investigation of the CIA’s torture of prisoners without bringing a single prosecution is a shameful setback in a sordid chapter of American history.

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DoD Confirms Forced Use of Psychoactive Drugs on Detainees

07/13/2012

A recently declassified report by the Pentagon’s Inspector General confirms concerns raised years ago by PHR that health professionals administered mind-altering drugs to detainees in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and elsewhere without their consent and without telling them which medications they were receiving.

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Kristine Huskey

Press Release

PHR Experts to Speak at Law Conference on Refugee Crises

03/29/2012

Still Waiting for Tomorrow: The Law and Politics of Unresolved Refugee Crises (pdf), a conference in Boston that will explore the scope and consequences of global refugee crises as well as potential policy responses to these crises, will feature PHR experts.

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Scott Allen, MD

In the News

Crucial Senate Hearing on Indefinite Detention Includes PHR Testimony

02/29/2012

PHR announced today that Senator Dianne Feinstein submitted PHR testimony from Dr. Scott Allen at a crucial Senate hearing on indefinite detention. Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was focused on Senator Feinstein’s recent bill, “The Due Process Guarantee Act,” which is an attempt to counteract the authorization of indefinite detention which was legislated by the US Congress and signed into law by the President on December 31, 2011.

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