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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights

For Immediate Release

Physiciansfor Human Rights today announced that Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundationand the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights. Areception will be held in Hogrefe’s honor on Tuesday, July 26, to thank him forhis tireless efforts on behalf of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and humanrights victims.

Hogrefe joined PHR in March. Previously, Hogrefe was theDemocratic Staff Director for the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commissionin the House of Representatives, serving Commission Co-Chairman James P.McGovern. While at the Commission, Hogrefe grew the group from a 13 membervoluntary organization in 1995 into a bicameral 240-member entity in 2006. TheCommission was formally institutionalized by the Speaker of the House ofRepresentatives as the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in 2008.

To learn more about the reception, please contact PHR’s SeniorPress Officer, Megan Prock.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a New York-based advocacy organization that uses science and medicine to prevent mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. Learn more here.