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PHR Welcomes Judicial Decision to End Title 42, Warns of New Measures That Would Restrict Access to Asylum

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) welcomes U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s decision to vacate Title 42, an order that was used to expel asylum seekers more than 2.4 million times with no due process into dangerous conditions in Mexico.   Title 42 – invoked in March 2020 by the Trump administration purportedly to defend against the […]

November 16, 2022
Asylum

Children’s Rights

It is estimated that more than 400 million children – one in six –are living in conflict zones. Despite this, crimes against children, including sexual violence crimes, are vastly underreported. For over a decade, PHR’s Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Program has forged partnerships with health, police, legal, and justice sector professionals to focus on […]

November 16, 2022
Press Release

ACLU and PHR Renew Calls for ICE to End Force-Feeding Amid Release of Harrowing New Intercept Video

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union and Physicians for Human Rights renewed calls today for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to end the practice of force-feeding detained people, and to end its reliance on mass immigration detention, after the Intercept obtained and released footage of the federal agency force-feeding a man engaged in a […]

November 15, 2022
Asylum

Development Operations Associate

Development Operations Associate  Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which shared in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, is a U.S.-based international advocacy organization working at the intersection of medicine, science, and law. With a global network of thousands of medical, scientific, and legal experts, PHR uses the power of medical and scientific evidence to document […]

November 9, 2022

Stephen J. Adler

Stephen J. Adler, former president and editor-in-chief of Reuters, is chairman of the Steering Committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. A global advocate for free speech, journalist safety, and media literacy, Adler also chairs the Journalist Assistance Committee of the Committee to Protect Journalists and is a board member and immediate […]

November 9, 2022

Manager for Communications and Publications

Manager for Communications and Publications Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which shared in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, is a U.S.-based international advocacy organization working at the intersection of medicine, science, and law. With a global network of thousands of medical, scientific, and legal experts, PHR uses the power of medical and scientific evidence […]

November 4, 2022

MediCapt

The UN estimates that one in three women around the world will suffer sexual violence during their lifetime. Particularly in conflict-affected areas, the vast majority of survivors’ cases never get to court; and those that do often fail due to lack of evidence.   To support the reliable and secure documentation of forensic evidence needed to […]

November 1, 2022
Sexual Violence
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Uluslararası Örgütler, Türk Hükümeti’nin keyfi olarak önde gelen bir doktoru tutuklama kararını kınıyor ve serbest bırakılmasını talep ediyor

English version here. Önde gelen dört uluslararası insan hakları ve sağlık STK’sı, Türk Tabipleri Birliği Başkanı ve Türkiye İnsan Hakları Vakfı Yönetım Kurulu üyesi Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı’nın 27 Ekim’de esaslara ve usullere dayanmayan tutuklanmasını kınadı.   Örgütler, Dr. Fincancı’nın derhal ve koşulsuz olarak serbest bırakılmasını ve Türk yetkililerinin ülkedeki insan hakları ve ifade özgürlüğüne yönelik baskılarını […]

October 31, 2022
Chemical Weapons, Persecution of Health Workers
Press Release

Global Organizations Condemn Turkish Government’s Arbitrary Detention of Leading Doctor, Demand Release

Turkish version here. Four leading international human rights and medical NGOs condemn the arbitrary arrest on 27 October of Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, chairperson of the Turkish Medical Association and executive committee member of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey.   The organizations demand Dr. Fincancı’s immediate, unconditional release and that Turkish authorities cease their crackdown […]

October 27, 2022
Persecution of Health Workers
Press Release

PHR Medical Director Elected to The National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced today its new class of elected members, naming Physicians for Human Rights’ (PHR) medical director Michele Heisler, MD, MPA as an inductee. Dr. Heisler was elected to the NAM for her pioneering research on the intersections of health, human rights, and health equity that has informed national and […]

October 17, 2022
Press Release

Iran’s Government Must End Brutal Crackdown on Protesters, Respect International Human Rights Law: PHR

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) condemns the wanton and excessive force perpetrated by Iran’s security forces against demonstrators amid mass protests across the country. In light of increasing reports of arbitrary arrests, detention, torture, sexual violence, and killings of protestors and human rights defenders in Iran, PHR joins calls for an immediate, independent mechanism to […]

October 12, 2022
Excessive Force
Blog

Doctors Who Knowingly Spread COVID-19 Lies Should be Held Accountable

Originally published by STAT, September 27, 2022. The California State Legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Gavin Newsom that strengthens discipline for doctors who knowingly spread Covid-19 misinformation. Legislation like this is sorely needed across the country. More than two years into the pandemic, Covid-19 misinformation still runs rampant. Some comes from doctors spreading lies about unproven — […]

October 5, 2022
COVID-19, When Doctors Harm
Press Release

Громадські організації закликають комісію ООН розслідувати обстріли українських лікарень Росією

Систематичні атаки на медичні заклади, напади на швидкі та медиків, перешкоджання наданню медичної допомоги цивільним — це все свідомі дії Російської Федерації, яка використовує їх, як інструмент у війні. Саме тому розслідування випадків атак та притягнення винних до відповідальності є надзвичайно важливими для досягнення справедливості. Український центр охорони здоров’я (UHC), Лікарі за права людини (Physicians […]

September 23, 2022
Attacks on Health Care

Finance Officer, Kenya

Finance Officer, Kenya Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which shared in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, is a U.S.-based international advocacy organization working at the intersection of medicine, science, and law. With a global network of thousands of medical, scientific, and legal experts, PHR uses the power of medical and scientific evidence to document human […]

September 23, 2022
Press Release

NGOs Call on New UN Commission to Investigate Russia’s Bombardment of Ukrainian Hospitals

In a new joint submission to the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine (IICIU), four independent NGOs call on the Commission to investigate the ongoing attacks on hospitals and health workers in Ukraine perpetrated by Russian forces, which are flagrant violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.   The four organizations – […]

September 22, 2022
Attacks on Health Care
Webinar

Next Steps for the Global Anti-Torture Movement: Istanbul Protocol 2022

In June, world-leading anti-torture experts launched the Istanbul Protocol 2022, the updated United Nations-backed guidelines for effective investigation and documentation of torture to help health professionals, lawyers, and other human rights specialists to contribute to accountability for torture in countries and communities around the world. In September 2022, PHR convened experts to reflect on the […]

September 12, 2022
Torture

Will Jaffe

Will Jaffe joins PHR as the University of Chicago Aizik Wolf Fellow, providing support to PHR’s medical and research directors. He is responsible for conducting research on implementation of the UN Istanbul Protocol, international human rights law relevant for PHR program areas, conflict zones in Ukraine, and the health and human rights effects of U.S. […]

September 7, 2022

Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which shared in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, is a U.S.-based international advocacy organization working at the intersection of medicine, science, and law. With a global network of thousands of medical, scientific, and legal experts, PHR uses the power of medical and scientific evidence to document human […]

September 7, 2022

Short Term Consultancy; Leadership and Governance Consultant

Short Term Consultancy; Leadership and Governance Consultant Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which shared in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, is a U.S.-based international advocacy organization working at the intersection of medicine, science, and law. With a global network of thousands of medical, scientific, and legal experts, PHR uses the power of medical and […]

September 7, 2022
Press Release

500 Reported Attacks on Health Care in Ukraine a “Colossal Tragedy that Calls for Accountability”: PHR 

At least 500 attacks on health care have been perpetrated during Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine since February, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Surpassing this grim milestone in just over six months of conflict underscores how the Russian government has targeted Ukraine’s health system as a strategy of war, as it has done […]

September 2, 2022
Attacks on Health Care

Grants Manager

Grants Manager Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which shared in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, is a U.S.-based international advocacy organization working at the intersection of medicine, science, and law. With a global network of thousands of medical, scientific, and legal experts, PHR uses the power of medical and scientific evidence to document human […]

August 24, 2022

Director of Finance

Director of Finance Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which shared in the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, is a U.S.-based international advocacy organization working at the intersection of medicine, science, and law. With a global network of thousands of medical, scientific, and legal experts, PHR uses the power of medical and scientific evidence to document […]

August 23, 2022

Brianna da Silva Bhatia

Brianna da Silva Bhatia, MD, MPH is the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) health strategist at Physicians for Human Rights. At PHR, she provides technical and medical expertise to multiple programs as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a deep impact on many aspects of equity, public health, healthcare, policy, and research. Before assuming this role, she participated […]

August 23, 2022