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...
Forensic Group Calls for Independent and Transparent Review of US Investigation into Alleged Execution of Civilians in Haditha, Iraq
Today, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) called for an independent and impartial review of medicolegal findings from investigations into the allegations that U.S. Marines executed Iraqi civilians in Haditha??_
PHR Welcomes American Medical Association's Adoption of Rules Against Physician Involvement in Interrogation; Pentagon Must Commit to Adhere to AMA's Guidelines
Today in Chicago, the American Medical Association's (AMA's) House of Delegates adopted ethical guidelines that make it unethical for physicians to participate in the interrogation of detainees, such as those held at Guantanamo Bay and other US facilities. The new ethical guidelines appear to conflict directly with the rules released last week by the Pentagon for guiding the involvement of military physicians and other health personnel in interrogations...
Physicians for Human Rights Denounces New Pentagon Instructions on Medical Support for Interrogation
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a health professional organization that has served as a leading voice against torture and abuse of detainees in US custody...