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11. Nizam Peerwani, MD

(Web Page; Wed Dec 16 17:15:00 CST 2015)

Dr. Nizam Peerwani is a graduate of the American University of Beirut (MD '76). He completed his residency in pathology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and is board-certified in clinical, anatomic, and forensic pathology. ...

Description: Dr. Peerwani is also an advocate of human rights and serves as a forensic advisor for Physicians for Human Rights with completed assignments in Rwanda, Bosnia, Indonesia, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Israel for genocide and human rights violations under the auspices of the United Nations Tribunal.

12. PHR Board Member Justice Richard Goldstone Receives MacArthur Award for International Justice

(Web Page; Wed May 25 14:52:00 CDT 2011)

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Justice Richard Goldstone addressing PHR staff, December 9, 2008. (Benjamin Greenberg/PHR)"][/caption]PHR is delighted to share the news that esteemed member of our Board of Directo...

Description: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today honored Justice Richard Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, with the MacArthur Award for International Justice. The Award was presented at a dinner held in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice, which is home to more than 150 international legal organizations and judicial tribunals, including the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice.

13. Building the Next Generation of Health Professional Leaders in East Africa

(Web Page; Tue Jan 17 15:04:00 CST 2012)

Student leaders, Sandra Kiapi (AGHA) and the Minister of Health of Uganda Last week, over 80 health professional students from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi and the United States gathered together in Kampala for the first East Africa...

Description: Last week, over 80 health professional students from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi and the United States gathered together in Kampala for the first East African Health and Human Rights Student Leadership Institute, sponsored by PHR and our local partner, the Action Group for Health, Human Rights, and HIV/AIDS (AGHA). This three-day event was the culmination of months of planning by student leaders, as well as PHR and AGHA staff.

14. Mass Atrocities

(Web Page; Mon Aug 29 14:55:00 CDT 2011)

Mass atrocities — including certain war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide — are human rights violations directed against a population. PHR has prepared evidence of war crimes and testified at various international...

Description: Mass atrocities — including certain war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide — are human rights violations directed against a population. PHR has prepared evidence of war crimes and testified at various international bodies, including tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and the Special Court of Sierra Leone. Based on our investigations, we are working to prevent, stop, and provide accountability for mass atrocities in the following areas.

15. On International Day of the Disappeared, Remembering Rwandan Genocide Victims

(Web Page; Tue Aug 30 11:42:00 CDT 2011)

Description: On August 30, the United Nations marked the first International Day of the Disappeared. BBC radio's World Service interviewed PHR's Stefan Schmitt about identifying victims of the Rwandan genocide.

16. Left to Die

(Web Page; Thu Apr 05 10:29:00 CDT 2012)

Description: Cholera is a preventable disease, yet there’s an epidemic raging in Zimbabwe. At least 4,000 are dead, and some 90,000 infected. PHR's Richard Sollom tells Foreign Correspondent: “Such outbreaks happen in wartime. The last cholera epidemic on this scale was in Rwanda after the genocide.”

17. The Rwandan Genocide: An Indelible Stain

(Web Page; Wed Apr 16 11:38:00 CDT 2014)

Today, as Rwanda launches three months of events to commemorate the genocide that ripped apart that small central African country 20 years ago, human rights advocates are still wondering what happened to the vows of “never again.&r...

Description: PHR's director of international policy and partnerships/senior advisor, Susannah Sirkin, discusses the Rwandan genocide 20 years later, highlighting that "never again" has not been adhered to. Conflicts in Syria, Sudan, and the Central African Republic continue, and the world is incapable of an effective response.

18. William D. Haglund, PhD

(Web Page; Tue Jun 28 10:52:00 CDT 2011)

William D. Haglund is a forensic anthropologist and author of numerous publications on forensics. In December 1995 he became the United Nations' Senior Forensic Advisor for the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the Form...

Description: Former Director of the International Forensic Program, Dr. Haglund serves as Senior Forensic Consultant to the IFP. His work with the United Nations and PHR have included investigation of human rights abuses, crimes against humanity and genocide.

19. Democratic Republic of the Congo

(Web Page; Thu Oct 10 20:01:00 CDT 2013)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has witnessed some of the world’s highest levels of sexual violence over the last decade and, as a result, has been a focus of global initiatives to prevent, stop, and punish rape in armed...

Description: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has witnessed some of the world’s highest levels of sexual violence over the last decade and, as a result, has been a focus of global initiatives to prevent, stop, and punish rape in armed conflict. PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones launched our training and advocacy initiative in eastern DRC in 2011 to help improve skills for forensic documentation, and collection and preservation of evidence of sexual violence.

20. PHR Welcomes Nomination of UN Ambassador

(Web Page; Thu Jun 06 08:51:00 CDT 2013)

PHR welcomed the nomination of Samantha Power by the White House as the new US ambassador to the United Nations. “Samantha Power has a direct understanding and vision for how the United Nations can support human security and well-...

Description: PHR welcomed the nomination of Samantha Power by the White House as the new US ambassador to the United Nations. “Samantha Power has a direct understanding and vision for how the United Nations can support human security and well-being, and brings passion and expertise for human rights to this important role,” said Susannah Sirkin, PHR’s director of international policy and partnerships, and senior advisor.