The Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 2015 Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of our work between July 2014 and June 2015 (PHR’s fiscal year).
Working with medical and scientific evidence and courageous human rights defenders around the world, PHR in 2015 fought to end torture by the U.S. government, launched our Forensic Training Institute, and trained an international cohort of doctors, nurses, lawyers, police officers, and judges to document and prosecute cases of sexual violence. Together with our volunteers and partners, we supported thousands of asylum-seekers, survivors of rape in war, and persecuted medical professionals, and stood with a U.S. Navy nurse who refused to force-feed Guantánamo detainees. Our globally-respected Syria Mapping Project produced irrefutable evidence of the Syrian government’s relentless destruction of Syria’s medical system. With our world-class investigators, profound commitment to justice, and belief that scientists and medical personnel can uniquely contribute to the defense of human rights, PHR works to end torture and ill-treatment, protect medical workers, secure justice for victims, and ensure that those who violate human rights are held accountable.