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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights

Cambridge, Mass - 07/11/2011

Physicians for Human Rights today announced that Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights. A reception will be held in Hogrefe’s honor on Tuesday, July 26, to thank him for his tireless efforts on behalf of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and human rights victims.

Hogrefe joined PHR in March. Previously, Hogrefe was the Democratic Staff Director for the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the House of Representatives, serving Commission Co-Chairman James P. McGovern. While at the Commission, Hogrefe grew the group from a 13 member voluntary organization in 1995 into a bicameral 240-member entity in 2006. The Commission was formally institutionalized by the Speaker of the House of Representatives as the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in 2008.

To learn more about the reception, please contact PHR’s Senior Press Officer, Megan Prock.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a New York-based advocacy organization that uses science and medicine to prevent mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. Learn more here.

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