In a letter to the Pentagon, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), in association with Amnesty International USA, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, the Open Society Foundations, the Center for Victims of Torture, Human Rights First and Human Rights Watch, calls for an end to Appendix M of the 2006 Army Field Manual, which authorizes the use of sleep deprivation and isolation as part of the interrogation of detainees in US custody...
Physicians for Human Rights Calls for Pentagon Inspector General Inquiry into Alleged "No-Bid" Contract to Dr. Martin Seligman
(Cambridge, MA) Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) called on the Department of Defense Inspector General to investigate revelations in Salon.com that Dr. Martin Seligman may have improperly received an over $30 million "no-bid" contract from the Pentagon.
Cambridge, MA — In the wake of revelations about America’s experimentation on unwilling human subjects in Guatemala in 1946, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls on President Obama to equally investigate credible evidence of illegal human subject research on detainees in CIA custody during the Bush administration.
New York State Senate and Governor Must Act Immediately to Complete Historic Anti-Torture Legislation
The New York State Assembly has passed historic legislation to prohibit the participation health care professionals in torture and ill treatment of prisoners. The legislation would prohibit any New York licensed health care professional from undertaking these abusive acts, whether in New York, elsewhere in the US or internationally.
Human Rights, Health, and Religious Groups File Federal Complaint Against CIA Based on New Evidence Indicating Human Experimentation on Detainees
(Cambridge, MA) A broad coalition of human rights, health, and religious groups filed a formal complaint today with the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) against the Central Intelligence Agency...