About Us

Physicians for Human Rights works at the intersection of medicine, science, and law to secure justice and universal human rights for all.

We investigate and document human rights violations, give voice to survivors and witnesses, and plant seeds of reconciliation by ensuring that perpetrators can be held accountable for their crimes.

We believe that medical ethics are deeply bound to the protection of human rights. PHR uses our core disciplines – science, medicine, forensics, and public health – to inform our research and investigations and to strengthen the skills of frontline human rights defenders.

We work closely with hundreds of partners around the world, using facts to wage effective advocacy and campaigning and providing critical scientific evidence so that survivors can seek justice.

Physicians for Human Rights shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for our leading role in the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines.

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