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2023 Attacks on Health Care in War Zones Most Ever Documented: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2024MEDIA CONTACT: Meredith MacKenzie de Silva, +1-202-412-4270 *This press release is cross-posted from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC). Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a steering committee member of the SHCC. GENEVA – In a new report, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition identified 2562 incidents of violence […]

May 22, 2024
Attacks on Health Care
Press Release

DRC Bombing Shows Urgent Need to Protect Civilians: PHR 

The bombing of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today shows the urgent need for international and national action to protect civilians during the escalating conflict, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today.  “Today’s bombing of internally displaced persons camps has once again has put Congolese civilians […]

May 3, 2024

Submissions to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia

Submission for Universal Periodic Review of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Fourth Cycle, 47th Session of the Human Rights Council (4 – 15 November, 2024) Submission for Universal Periodic Review of Ethiopia Fourth Cycle, 47th Session of the Human Rights Council (4 – 15 November, 2024)

May 3, 2024
Attacks on Health Care, Mass Atrocities, Persecution of Health Workers, Sexual Violence
Press Release

Landmark Filing at UN Human Rights Committee Accuses Russia of Hospital Bombing in Syria

A new complaint filed at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee accuses the Russian government of perpetrating a deliberate and deadly bombardment of a hospital in Syria. If successful, the complaint could mark the first time Russia is held to account for its violations committed during the Syrian conflict, and would be the first […]

May 2, 2024
Attacks on Health Care
Report

Expert Report: Russia’s Attacks on Health Care in Syria

Introduction Read the full report: English, Arabic, Russian Graphic design generously contributed by Sarah Georgakopoulos. [1] This expert report is provided to accompany a Communication submitted to the Human Rights Committee on May 1, 2024 concerning an alleged attack on a hospital in Syria – the Kafr Nabl Surgical Hospital – on May 5, 2019, […]

May 2, 2024
Attacks on Health Care, Mass Atrocities
Press Release

U.S. Supreme Court Case Oral Arguments Will Show How Idaho’s Abortion Ban “Dangerously Overrides” Federal Law: PHR

As the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments tomorrow in Idaho v. United States – the latest abortion case brought before SCOTUS after its overturning of Roe v. Wade – Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) argues that Idaho’s ban directly conflicts with an essential federal law, the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor […]

April 23, 2024
Reproductive Justice
Report

Evidence for Impact, Advocacy for Justice

“If any of you worry about the issues that are going on in the world as you listen to the news every day and you feel somewhat powerless because the problems, the fractures, are too large and too many, I think you and I can take comfort that PHR is playing its part everywhere in […]

April 16, 2024
Asylum, Attacks on Health Care, Death Investigations, Excessive Force, Mass Atrocities, Reproductive Justice, Sexual Violence, Torture
Press Release

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Limit ICE Solitary Confinement Following PHR Report

The U.S. Congress should immediately abolish the use of solitary confinement in U.S. immigration detention facilities, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) urged during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today.  “Solitary confinement unquestionably leads to severely detrimental health effects. What’s more, sensible alternatives exist. I urge you to pass legislation eliminating solitary confinement completely, and […]

April 16, 2024
Asylum
Blog

PHR at the 55th UN Human Rights Council

The 55th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva concluded last week. Headed by PHR’s Executive Director Sam Zarifi, JD, LLM, the PHR delegation included Christian De Vos, JD, PhD, director of research and investigations, and Uliana Poltavets, Ukraine emergency response coordinator. The team presented several interventions before the Council, partnered […]

April 16, 2024
Attacks on Health Care, Mass Atrocities, Sexual Violence
Press Release

Arizona and Florida Abortion Bans the Latest Assault on Reproductive Justice: PHR

Recent state supreme court decisions in Arizona and Florida that uphold dangerous and draconian abortion bans seriously threaten the health of pregnant people and represent the latest attack on reproductive justice in the United States, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today.  “PHR’s research shows that from Louisiana to Oklahoma to Texas to Idaho and […]

April 10, 2024
Reproductive Justice

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