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Physicians for Human Rights Criticizes Court Decision to Allow Force-Feeding

02/11/2014

A federal court today declined to stop force-feeding of Guantánamo detainees, allowing the inhuman and degrading practice to continue.

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On Human Rights Day, PHR Highlights Priorities for the Administration

12/10/2013

On Human Rights Day, PHR highlighted the need for the U.S. government to address several pressing issues in order to protect fundamental freedoms and promote the United States’ position as a beacon for human rights.

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Physicians Who Do Harm

The Last Word On Nothing
11/06/2013

First, do no harm. It’s a commandment often incorrectly attributed to the Hippocratic oath yet it provides an ethical foundation for modern medicine. The American Medical Association’s principles of medical ethics begins, “A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.”

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Leading Doctors Ask President Obama to End Force-Feeding and Restore Medical Ethics at Guantánamo

11/05/2013

More than 35 prominent doctors and public health professionals – including a former U.S. surgeon general, six Nobel Laureates in chemistry and medicine, and 18 current and former deans of public health and medical schools – are calling on President Obama to end force-feeding at Guantánamo and stop undermining medical care.

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New Report Outlines Violations of Medical Standards at Guantánamo

11/04/2013

An independent task force issued a report today highlighting the ongoing violations of medical ethics at Guantánamo and calling on the Department of Defense (DoD), the medical community, and others to conform to ethical principles in order to stop harming the detainees.

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