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31. Following Death of Qaddafi, PHR Calls for Justice and Accountability for All

(Web Page; Fri Oct 21 15:49:00 CDT 2011)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today renewed its calls for justice and accountability in Libya in the wake of questions surrounding the circumstances of Muammar Qaddafi’s death. “Whether they are investigating the deat...

Description: Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today renewed its calls for justice and accountability in Libya in the wake of questions surrounding the circumstances of Muammar Qaddafi’s death.

32. East Africa Health and Human Rights Leadership Institute in Uganda

(Web Page; Thu Nov 03 15:19:00 CDT 2011)

In the past few years, health professional students across East Africa have become increasingly involved in health and human rights advocacy, coming together with peers and future colleagues, professors and the human rights community to ...

Description: In the past few years, health professional students across East Africa have become increasingly involved in health and human rights advocacy, coming together with peers and future colleagues, professors and the human rights community to demand policy and programming that protects and promotes the right to health.

33. Physicians for Human Rights Calls for the Protection of Evidence of Atrocities in Libya

(Web Page; Tue Nov 15 14:15:00 CST 2011)

In view of the latest news on the apparent discovery of mass graves and mass killing sites in Libya, and amidst allegations of human rights violations by various armed actors throughout the months-long conflict, PHR calls for the immedia...

Description: Protecting evidence of any and all crime scenes from the unrest in Libya will ensure that independent investigations of alleged war crimes can take place. Without such protection, evidence of past atrocities, as well as those that have occurred during the recent conflict, may be lost.

34. Karen Naimer, JD, LLM, MA

(Web Page; Wed Nov 25 14:06:00 CST 2015)

Follow @knaimer Karen Naimer directs PHR's Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, a training and advocacy initiative that bolsters the ability of doctors, nurses, police officers, lawyers, and judges to support survivors of sex...

Description: Karen Naimer directs PHR's Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, a training and advocacy initiative that bolsters the ability of doctors, nurses, police officers, lawyers, and judges to support survivors of sexual violence and to collect, document, and preserve forensic evidence related to these crimes. The program cultivates networks of collaboration among medical, legal, and law enforcement personnel to strengthen prosecutions of and accountability for sexual violence in East and Central Africa and elsewhere.

35. Stephen Rapp, JD

(Web Page; Wed Jan 11 15:47:00 CST 2017)

Stephen Rapp is the Sonia and Harry Blumenthal Distinguished Fellow for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Ambassador-at-Large for War...

Description: Stephen Rapp is the Sonia and Harry Blumenthal Distinguished Fellow for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skodt Center. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the U.S. State Department. In this position, Rapp was responsible for advising the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights on issues related to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, and formulating U.S. policy related to preventing, responding to, and securing accountability for mass atrocities.

36. Statement of Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Stephen Rapp on the Proposed Elimination of the Office of Global Criminal Justice

(Web Page; Tue Jul 18 10:17:00 CDT 2017)

Following reports of the proposed closure of the U.S. State Department office that focuses on war crimes, Physicians for Human Rights today condemned the proposal and released this statement of former U.S. ambassador-at-large Stephen Rap...

Description: Following reports of the proposed closure of the U.S. State Department office that focuses on war crimes, PHR today condemned the proposal and released this statement attributable to former U.S. ambassador-at-large Stephen J. Rapp, PHR board member: “The proposed closure of the Office of Global Criminal Justice represents a profound lack of understanding of the mechanisms necessary to hold war criminals accountable for their actions."

37. Carolyn Greco, JD

(Web Page; Mon Nov 20 12:49:00 CST 2017)

Carolyn Greco is responsible for coordinating and advancing PHR's U.S. policy work. She performs strategic policy analysis for multiple programmatic initiatives, including anti-torture, medical neutrality, sexual violence, and war crimes...

Description: Carolyn Greco is responsible for coordinating and advancing PHR's U.S. policy work. She performs strategic policy analysis for multiple programmatic initiatives, including anti-torture, medical neutrality, sexual violence, and war crimes accountability.

38. Susannah Sirkin, MEd

(Web Page; Tue Dec 05 15:47:00 CST 2017)

Follow @susannahsirkin Susannah Sirkin oversees PHR’s international policy engagement including our work with the United Nations, domestic and international justice systems, and human rights coalitions. Sirkin is also responsibl...

Description: Susannah Sirkin oversees PHR’s international policy engagement including our work with the United Nations, domestic and international justice systems, and human rights coalitions. Sirkin is also responsible for managing and multiplying PHR’s strategic partnerships globally, expanding our volunteers from the medical and scientific community, and increasing our partnerships with NGOs, medical institutions, and other relationships that can enhance PHR’s effectiveness and grow the field of human rights activists.

39. Attacks in Syria and Yemen are turning disease into a weapon of war

(Web Page; Fri Jul 07 12:06:00 CDT 2017)

This article originally appeared in STAT on July 7, 2017. Barely two decades ago, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia first treated rape and sexual assault as distinct war crimes. That decision revolutionized o...

Description: Today we are seeing another cruel method of warfare emerge on the battlefield: the weaponization of disease, particularly in Syria and Yemen.

40. Health System Collapse Requires International Intervention, Concludes PHR Report

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

An international team of doctors and human rights advocates convened by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to conduct an emergency assessment of Zimbabwe’s health crisis has found the health system is in utter collapse. The collapse...

Description: Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has published a report showing how the cholera epidemic which ravages Zimbabwe is but one symptom of an utter collapse of the country's health system.