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Kenyatta’s Appearance at the Hague a Welcome Step for Accountability


Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta appeared today at the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he faces charges of crimes against humanity for his role in violence that followed the 2007 election.

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Force-feeding at Guantánamo

Physicians for Human Rights Comments on First Trial on Force-Feeding of Guantánamo Detainees


PHR said today that the trial over the force-feeding of Abu Wa’el Dhiab should highlight the legal and medical ethics violations inherent in the practice, which can constitute torture and must immediately end.

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Protester Holds the Bahraini Flag

Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes Lifting of Travel Ban for Bahraini Human Rights Activist


PHR today welcomed the decision by a Bahraini court to lift the travel ban on Maryam al-Khawaja, but remained concerned about the spurious charges that remain against her.

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Judge Allows Case Against Turkish Medical Association to Proceed


PHR today criticized an Ankara judge’s decision to proceed with a lawsuit against the Turkish Medical Association (TMA), which did its job by mobilizing medical personnel to provide emergency care to demonstrators injured during the Gezi Park protests.

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Rohingya Man in Burma

Physicians for Human Rights Comments on Discriminatory Plan for the Rohingya


PHR today criticized a plan that would force many Rohingya to claim Bangladeshi origin as part of a strategy by the government of Burma to further isolate the minority group. Those who refuse to renounce their identity are reportedly being arrested, tortured, or sent to camps.

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