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Independent Investigation Needed to Assess Chemical Weapons Allegations in Syria

03/20/2013

PHR is concerned over reports of chemical weapons being used in Syria, and calls for a thorough independent investigation to be conducted immediately.

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Congolese Warlord Bosco Ntaganda

Congolese Warlord Must Now Face ICC Trial on War Crimes Charges

03/19/2013

PHR welcomes the news that notorious warlord Bosco Ntaganda has voluntarily entered US custody in Rwanda and agreed to face trial on war crime charges at the International Criminal Court.

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Somali Appeals Court’s Decision Does Little to Reassure Victims of Sexual Violence

03/07/2013

A Somali appeals court’s decision this week to overturn the conviction of a woman who claimed she was gang-raped by security forces is a welcome development, PHR said today. A regional court last month had sentenced the woman to a year in prison, contending that she had fabricated the rape charge and damaged state security.

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Extend Violence Against Women Act Protections Worldwide, Urges PHR

03/01/2013

PHR applauds yesterday’s vote by the House of Representatives to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and urges Congress to extend such coverage to all women around the world by passing the International Violence Against Women Act.

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Sudan: Doctors Perform Amputations for Courts

02/27/2013

Credible sources in Sudan have reported that government doctors amputated a man’s right hand and left foot by court order in Khartoum on February 14, 2013, in violation of the absolute prohibition on torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishments, four human rights groups said today.

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