PHR Calls on Congress to Vote Against Military Commissions Bill; Interrogation Tactics that Could Be Authorized Cause Severe Short- and Long-term Mental and Physicial Harm
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today urged all members of Congress to vote against the Military Commissions Bill this week. PHR is gravely concerned that the bill allows coerced testimony to be admitted in trials...
PHR Decries House and Senate Passage of Military Commissions Act; President Still Bound by Common Article 3 and Detainee Treatment Act—PHR Vows to Hold Administration Accountable to Geneva Conventions
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) condemned yesterday's passage by Congress of the Military Commissions Act, which gives President Bush the power to interpret what constitutes a violation of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.
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...