Thousands of people awaiting immigration hearings in the US detention system are routinely held in solitary confinement, which can cause serious and lasting psychological and physiological harm, PHR says in a new report.
A new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) points to improvements Libya should make to its system of exhuming, identifying, and reburying human remains to facilitate healing among grieving survivors and to ensure accountability for perpetrators of atrocities.
PHR welcomes a Bahrain appeals court’s decision today to reverse the convictions of 21 health professionals arrested in connection with Arab spring pro-democracy protests in 2011.
PHR is delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah D. Ascheim, MD, as its new board chair. Dr. Ascheim is an associate professor in the Department of Health Evidence & Policy and a cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
PHR is concerned over reports of chemical weapons being used in Syria, and calls for a thorough independent investigation to be conducted immediately.