PHR and Seven Leading Health Professionals Call for Prohibition of Abusive CIA Interrogation Tactics in Detainee Treatment and Trial Bill; Congress Must Not Cede Interpretation of Geneva Conventions to President
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is gravely concerned that the agreement reached yesterday, unless further clarified by Congress, would give the Bush Administration the discretion and immunity from prosecution to freely use a whole host of tactics that are clearly torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
PHR Calls on Congress to Reject White House Military Commissions Bill and Amendments to War Crimes Act
As the Bush Administration continues to pressure Congress to pass the President's version of the Military Commissions Bill, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) called today on the House and Senate to reject the legislation.
Reaction Quotes from Physicians for Human Rights to Speech by President Bush and Release of Revised Army Field Manual
Quotes in reaction to the release of the revised Army Field Manual (DoD Directive 2310.01E—DoD Detainee Program and Army FM 2.22-3—Human Intelligence Collector Operations) by the Pentagon and to President Bush's speech in support of legislation to prevent prosecution for those who have authorized and used abusive interrogation tactics...
Schlesinger Panel's Report Inadequate: Not Strong Enough on Torture; Comprehensive Investigation Needed
The Schlesinger Panel's report released today is highly critical of top military officials and contributes to understanding the origin of abuses against detainees, but it falls far short of establishing accountability and addressing systemic problems with US interrogation and detention policy, said Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)...
Pentagon's New Medical Guidelines for Detainees May Exacerbate the Problems They Are Designed to Solve
Physicians for Human Rights is concerned that the Pentagon's new medical guidelines for the treatment of detainees significantly deviate from internationally accepted standards...