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PHR Urges Respect for Children’s Rights as New Plans to Prosecute Undocumented Immigrants Are Announced


PHR voices grave concern over an announcement today by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Justice Department will begin prosecuting everyone who crosses the southwest border into the United States and separating parents and children crossing the border – a policy change which characterizes those fleeing persecution as criminal offenders and parents bringing their children to safety as smugglers.

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Guantanamo Detainee Walking in Heat

Letter to U.S. Senators from Health Professionals Urging Opposition to the Nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA Director


Haspel’s reported role in the CIA’s post-9/11 rendition, detention, and interrogation program raises grave concerns about her qualifications to lead the agency. She has been implicated in supervising the first “black site” in Thailand, where agency personnel tortured detainees using waterboarding and other long-outlawed techniques.

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Physicians for Human Rights Honors Heroes of Health Care and Human Rights


PHR held its annual gala dinner on Wednesday night (May 2) at the Mandarin Oriental in New York, attended by some 250 human rights advocates and activists across industries and sectors, including physicians, philanthropists, journalists, and others who support the important work done by PHR.

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Joint Letter to U.S. Senators Urging Opposition to the Nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA Director


PHR adds its voice to NGO call for opposition to the nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA Director. It remains undisputed that Ms. Haspel was deeply involved in the CIA’s now-defunct torture program. As such, a vote to confirm her is incompatible with a meaningful commitment to the prohibition on torture.

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OPCW investigation

PHRs statement on the alleged intimidation of Syrian doctors and international teams in Douma


PHR expresses grave concern over reports of intimidation of Syrian medics who are carrying out crucial medical treatment and of investigators who are conducting forensic investigations near the site of an April 7 strike on Douma.

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