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Alexei Navalny’s Death in Custody Must Be Independently and Effectively Investigated: PHR

The death in custody of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demands a rigorous, independent investigation in line with international standards, said Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today.   The 47-year-old Navalny died suddenly, according to the Federal Penitentiary Service, in the IK-3 penal colony of the subarctic Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District at 2:19 pm Moscow time […]

February 20, 2024
Death Investigations
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1,336 Attacks on Ukraine’s Health System Since Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion Demand Accountability: PHR

Ukraine’s health care workers, facilities, and other medical infrastructure have been attacked at least 1,336 times since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, according to new data from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and international and Ukrainian partner organizations. With Ukraine’s health system attacked an average of nearly two times per day since February 2022, PHR […]

February 20, 2024
Attacks on Health Care
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On this #DarkValentines Day, the Government of Kenya Must End the Femicide Surge

As more cases of femicide are being reported in Kenya, the government must take concrete steps to stop this surge of gender-based violence and bring the perpetrators to justice, said Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today.     At least 500 women have been murdered in Kenya since 2016. In January 2024 alone, over 10 […]

February 13, 2024
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La flambée de violence en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) exige une action urgente de la part des belligérants et des acteurs internationaux : PHR

Alors que le conflit violent et les déplacements massifs s’intensifient dans la province du Nord-Kivu, dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) appelle toutes les parties au conflit à protéger les civils se trouvant dans les zones de combat, à respecter le droit international humanitaire et à assurer l’assistance […]

February 9, 2024
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Surging Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Requires Urgent Action by Combatants, International Actors: PHR

As violent conflict and mass displacement escalates in the North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians caught in the crossfire, abide by international humanitarian law, and ensure assistance to displaced people.   “The deteriorating situation in […]

February 9, 2024
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ICE Used Solitary Confinement More Than 14,000 Times Since 2018: Report

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) used solitary confinement at least 14,264 times from 2018 to 2023, according to a new report issued by experts at Physicians for Human Rights, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Medical School.  The report, “Endless Nightmare”: Torture and Inhuman Treatment in Solitary Confinement in U.S. Immigration Detention, documents that people […]

February 6, 2024
Asylum
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ICE usó confinamiento solitario más de 14.000 veces desde 2018: Informe

El Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE) usó el confinamiento solitario por lo menos 14.264 veces desde 2018 a 2023, según un nuevo informe expedido por expertos Médicos por Derechos Humanos (PHR), la Facultad de Derecho de Harvard (HLS), y la Facultad de Medicina de Harvard (HMS). El informe, “Pesadilla […]

February 6, 2024
Asylum
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PHR Calls on Israel to Abide by International Court of Justice Ruling, Protect Health and Human Rights

Today the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Israel must take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts of genocide and take effective action to ensure the provision of “urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance” to address the “public health disaster” in Gaza.   “Complying with the ICJ’s provisional […]

January 26, 2024
Mass Atrocities
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California Police Attack Dogs Cause Permanent Injuries, Disfigurement, and Disability: PHR Expert Medical Opinion

California police deployment of attack dogs has resulted in severe injuries, disfigurement, and disability, according to an expert medical opinion published by a team of clinicians with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today. PHR calls on the California legislature to ban or strictly limit the use of police attack canines in the state. “Californians have […]

January 10, 2024
Excessive Force, Weapons
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Augmentation des déplacements et des violences sexuelles pendant les élections en République démocratique du Congo : PHR

Alors que les élections présidentielles commencent aujourd’hui en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) lance un appel à tous les acteurs pour empêcher une nouvelle escalade de la violence et de la crise humanitaire dans le pays.  « Les enjeux pour les élections en RDC ne pourraient pas être des plus […]

December 20, 2023
Sexual Violence

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