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Dar al-Shifa Hospital in Syria

Doctors in the Crosshairs: Four Years of Attacks on Health Care in Syria


Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks have decimated the ranks of health professionals and devastated the medical infrastructure in Syria, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis.

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Treating Protesters in Turkey

Judge Dismisses Case Against Turkish Medical Association


PHR today welcomed an Ankara court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit against the Turkish Medical Association (TMA), which had mobilized medical personnel to provide emergency care to demonstrators injured during the Gezi Park protests.

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Red Cross Volunteer Injured in Burma

Attack on Myanmar Red Cross Violates International Law


PHR strongly condemns the recent attack in Burma (officially the Union of Myanmar) on a Myanmar Red Cross convoy that was evacuating civilians from a conflict area.

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Force-feeding at Guantánamo

U.S. Military Document Says Force-Feeding Violates Medical Ethics and International Law


PHR says that a newly public U.S. military document acknowledging that force-feeding violates medical ethics shows unlawfulness of hunger strike practices at Guantánamo.

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Physicians for Human Rights Releases Expert Analysis of CIA Torture Report, Calls for Federal Commission to Hold Health Professionals Accountable


Health professionals played an essential role at every stage of the CIA’s torture program, committing at least eight violations of ethics and law, PHR said today in an analysis of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report summary on CIA torture.

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