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PHR Asks to Refer Syrian Crisis to the International Criminal Court

06/03/2013

PHR is calling on the United Nations Security Council to refer the escalating Syrian conflict to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in order to hold perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity accountable.

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PHR Welcomes President Obama’s Call to Close Guantánamo, Points to Need for Concrete Steps and Timeline

05/23/2013

PHR today welcomed President Obama’s remarks about the need to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center, and hopes the administration will take immediate and concrete steps to ensure all detainees are transferred or released promptly.

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Two boys in Meiktila, Burma

Massacre in Burma: PHR Calls for Immediate Investigation

05/20/2013

PHR today released a report detailing the organized attacks against Muslims that took place in central Burma in late March and resulted in the killing of at least 20 children and four teachers. The report provides evidence that state authorities, who idly stood by watching the events unfold, are complicit in these crimes.

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PHR-Led Bill to Protect Health Workers Introduced

05/16/2013

PHR today helped introduce a bill that would protect health workers globally from increasing attacks during times of war and unrest, and ensure they can continue to provide services without fear of violence, retribution, or arrest.

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Guantanamo Bay Holding Pen

Force Feeding Violates Medical Ethics, Points to Need to Close Guantánamo

05/03/2013

As the hunger strike continues at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) stressed the need for the Obama administration to immediately stop the unethical force feeding of detainees on hunger strikes.

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