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Kachin Man at Relief Camp in Burma

Kachin Conflict in Burma Enters Fifth Year

06/09/2015

This week’s four-year anniversary of the breakdown of a ceasefire between the Kachin Independent Army and the Burmese Army, which had previously held for nearly two decades, renews attention on violence against ethnic minorities in Burma.

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Human Rights Groups Applaud Legislation Reaffirming U.S. Prohibition on Torture

06/09/2015

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Senators McCain, Feinstein, Reed, and Collins introduced legislation to make the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations the standard for all U.S. government interrogations to make sure that the United States never uses torture again.

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Damaged Ambulance in Pakistan

Conflicts and Crises Spawn Attacks on Health Care Worldwide

05/20/2015

Health professionals, facilities, and patients are regularly targeted by violence and restrictive legislation in situations of conflict and civil unrest, according to an online, interactive world map of attacks on health published today by PHR.

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Medical Officer Holds Force-feeding Tube at Guantanamo

PHR Welcomes Decision on Navy Nurse, Demands End to Force-Feeding in Guantánamo

05/13/2015

PHR welcomed the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge a nurse for refusing to force-feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.

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Treatment After Gas Attack in Syria

New Resolution on Syrian Gas Attacks Will Have No Immediate Impact, says PHR

05/08/2015

A draft U.N. resolution that reportedly seeks to assign blame in the gas attacks plaguing Syrians is a welcome and overdue step, but will likely fail to provide immediate relief.

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