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Landmark United Nations General Assembly Resolution Calls for the Protection of Health Workers from Violence


A resolution passed last week by the United Nations General Assembly recognizes for the first time the severity of attacks on health workers, facilities, and patients in all circumstances, and demands respect by States for provisions of medical ethics and human rights law, as well as international humanitarian law, said the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

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CIA Torture Report Highlights Unnecessary Medical Procedure


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today that the use of rectal hydration and rectal feeding on detainees without evidence of medical necessity – which was revealed in yesterday’s U.S. Senate report – constitutes torture.

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U.S. Senate Report Confirms Health Professionals’ Complicity in CIA Torture


In the wake of the U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is calling for accountability for all those who designed, authorized, implemented, and enabled the systematic torture and ill-treatment of detainees.

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International Criminal Court Withdraws Charges Against President Kenyatta


The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague said today it was withdrawing charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. The court’s prosecutor said the Kenyan government failed to cooperate during the investigation, compromising the case.

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President Obama Announces Immigration Plan


President Barack Obama addressed the nation last night to announce plans to provide temporary relief from deportation for millions of immigrant families.

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