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Soldiers in Cizre

PHR Investigative Team Denied Access to Town in Southeast Turkey

05/31/2016

Turkish security personnel blocked a PHR research team from accessing the town of Cizre in Turkey’s restive southeast earlier this month. That comes despite statements from Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that international organizations “can easily visit” the country’s southeast, where PHR was investigating allegations of human rights violations.

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In Conflict Zones Worldwide, Medical Facilities and Personnel in 19 Countries Are Under Relentless Attack

05/23/2016

In conflict zones around the world, health care workers and facilities are under relentless attack, according to a new report “No Protection, No Respect” from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

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PHR Welcomes Agreement to Supply Aid to Besieged Syrian Cities, Urges Vigilance to Enforce Pact

05/18/2016

PHR today cautiously welcomed an international agreement to facilitate aid deliveries in Syria’s besieged cities and towns, including a provision that if Syria’s government does not permit immediate access by June 1, the UN may begin airdropping supplies.

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Force-feeding Tube at Guantanamo

Navy Nurse Who Refused to Force-Feed Guantanámo Detainees Restored to Full Duties

05/03/2016

U.S. Navy nurse who refused to force-feed Guantánamo Bay detainees had his security clearance reinstated and has been restored to full duties, ending a yearlong effort by the Pentagon to punish him for refusing to take part in an inhumane and unethical practice.

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UN Security Council

UN Security Council Calls for End to Attacks on Doctors, Hospitals

05/03/2016

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an end to attacks on health care workers and facilities.PHR, which advocates for the protection of medical facilities and health workers worldwide, welcomes today’s vote, reaffirming that deliberately attacking hospitals and doctors is a war crime.

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