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21. PHR's Epidemiological Research on Burma Featured in PLoS Medicine

(Web Page; Mon May 23 10:40:00 CDT 2011)

Cambridge, Mass. – February 8, 2011 – Today’s issue of PLoS Medicine features a peer-reviewed article by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) on the health impacts of human rights violations in Chin State, Burma. The pop...

Description: The February 8, 2011, issue of PLoS Medicine features a peer-reviewed article by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) on the health impacts of human rights violations in Chin State, Burma. The population-based survey provides the first quantitative data on the human rights violations suffered by the people of Chin State.

22. New Medical Neutrality Exemption to “Material Support” Bar to Asylum is Applauded

(Web Page; Thu Nov 17 10:05:00 CST 2011)

Physicians for Human Rights commends Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s decision to create an exemption to the “material support” bar for health professionals who have provided medical assistance to wo...

Description: PHR commends Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s decision to create an exemption to the “material support” bar for health professionals who have provided medical assistance to wounded combatants. The decision is a major victory for health professionals who were forced to provide health care to alleged terrorists during armed conflict. Previously, medical professionals forced to provide care to members of terrorist organizations, some under the threat of torture or death, were denied asylum in the US.

23. PHR Calls on President Obama to Veto National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 (NDAA)

(Web Page; Tue Dec 13 15:01:00 CST 2011)

PHR today calls on President Barack Obama to veto the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 (NDAA). On December 12, the House and Senate issued their conference report on the NDAA, which authorizes but is not essential to fundi...

Description: PHR today calls on President Barack Obama to veto the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 (NDAA). The House and Senate conference report does not fix fundamental flaws found in the provisions regarding treatment of terrorism suspects.

24. Frank Donaghue Congratulates Justice Richard Goldstone on MacArthur Award for International Justice

(Web Page; Mon May 23 10:40:00 CDT 2011)

Justice Richard Goldstone "Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) congratulates our distinguished colleague and Board member, Justice Richard J. Goldstone on receiving from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation the prestigious Mac...

Description: "Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) congratulates our distinguished colleague and Board member, Justice Richard J. Goldstone on receiving from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation the prestigious MacArthur Award for International Justice," said PHR CEO Frank Donaghue.

25. Why Recognition of the Armenian Genocide Matters

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

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="2 Million flock to Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia. (Jirair Ratevosian)"][/caption]PHR CEO Frank Donaghue has a powerful op-ed in today's Armenian Weekly. From 1915 to 19...

Description: PHR CEO Frank Donaghue has a powerful op-ed in today's Armenian Weekly. From 1915 to 1923, more than 1.5 million Armenians were killed and half a million survivors exiled by the Turkish government of the Ottoman Empire. April 24 marks the 94th anniversary of this tragedy that became a template for subsequent genocides.

26. War Crimes

(Web Page; Wed Jun 08 13:42:00 CDT 2011)

A war crime is a punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person, military or civilian. Article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention defines war crimes as: "Willful killing, torture or inhuma...

Description: A war crime is a punishable offense, under international law, for violations of the law of war by any person, military or civilian. Article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention defines war crimes as: "Willful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including... willfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement of a protected person, compelling a protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile power, or willfully depriving a protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial, ...taking of hostages and extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly."

27. Forensic Group Calls for Independent and Transparent Review of US Investigation into Alleged Execution of Civilians in Haditha, Iraq

(Web Page; Mon May 23 10:40:00 CDT 2011)

<!—StartFragment —>Today, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) called for an independent and impartial review of medicolegal findings from investigations into the allegations that U.S. Marines executed Iraqi civilians in H...

Description: Today, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) called for an independent and impartial review of medicolegal findings from investigations into the allegations that U.S. Marines executed Iraqi civilians in Haditha??_

28. Zimbabwe Denies Citizens Right to Health

(Web Page; Fri Jul 01 10:52:00 CDT 2011)

The new PHR report on the collapse of health systems in Zimbabwe has brought media attention to the crisis there. The Washington Post today reports: The cholera outbreak gripping the country is just one sign of the disintegration of a...

Description: The new PHR report on the collapse of health systems in Zimbabwe has brought media attention to the crisis there. The Washington Post today reports: "The cholera outbreak gripping the country is just one sign of the disintegration of a once-admired health-care structure that essentially ceased to function in late 2008, denying Zimbabweans their human right to health, according to U.S.-based Physicians for Human Rights."

29. Transitional Justice in Afghanistan

(Web Page; Wed Aug 24 14:30:00 CDT 2011)

Transitional justice refers to the process of addressing human rights violations and abuses as a country moves away from conflict and seeks national healing. As PHR has learned from countries such as El Salvador, Rwanda, and the ...

Description: Transitional justice refers to the process of addressing human rights violations and abuses as a country moves away from conflict and seeks national healing.

30. Stefan Schmitt Discusses "Day of Disappeared" on BBC

(Web Page; Tue Aug 30 14:03:00 CDT 2011)

PHR’s Director of the International Forensic Program, Stefan Schmitt, recently appeared in an interview with the BBC World Service to discuss the UN International Day of the Disappeared. Schmitt spoke of attempting to provide ide...

Description: PHR’s Director of the International Forensic Program, Stefan Schmitt, recently appeared in an interview with the BBC World Service to discuss the UN International Day of the Disappeared.