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

United States: UN Human Rights Mechanism Finds Excessive Force, Racism in Policing

More than three years after the Black Lives Matter movement swept the United States and brought renewed attention to racial injustice, a UN human rights monitoring mechanism has issued a groundbreaking new report about excessive use of force and racism in policing. The report from the Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in […]

October 26, 2023
Death Investigations, Excessive Force, Weapons

UN Human Rights Council 54th Session sends Mixed Signals to Perpetrators  

The 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) concluded last week with at best mixed results – and certainly mixed signals – regarding the Council’s commitment to health and human rights. Together with national, regional, and international partners, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) urged Member States and Special Procedures to seek accountability for […]

October 18, 2023

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