PHR Calls on Department of Homeland Security to Stop Classifying Medical Treatment as Giving 'Material Support' to Terrorists
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has filed an amicus brief in the asylum case of a Nepali health professional who provided healthcare in accordance with medical ethics and international law.
Comprehensive peer-reviewed study looking causes of death for detainees in US custody reports that 112 detainees [105 in Iraq and 7 in Afghanistan] died between 2002 and 2005.
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.