Physicians for Human Rights - USA

General Information
Physicians for Human Rights mobilizes health professionals to advance health, dignity and justice and promotes the right to health for all. Harnessing the specialized skills, rigor, and passion of doctors, nurses, public health specialists and scientists, PHR investigates human rights abuses and works to stop them.

Focus Areas
Campaign Against Torture/Campaign For Accountability; Asylum Program; Immigration Detention; International Forensic Program; Emergency Response (recent investigations in Zimbabwe and Burma); Sexual & Gender-based Violence; Colleagues at Risk; PHR Student Program (formation of PHR Chapters at medical schools across the US)

Main Activities
PHR conducts investigations and publishes their findings. Staff educate through press and news releases and advocate for change through advocacy and education at top levels in government.

Contact Information
Adress: Physicians for Human Rights , 2 Arrow Street, Suite 301, USA
Telephone: +1 617 301 4200
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Latest News

  • Human rights law and access to abortion

    legalThe recently published Human Rights Watch Q&A on Human Rights Law and Access to Abortion discusses abortion as a human rights issue and the health consequences of unsafe abortions. It also shows that restrictive abortion policies do not reduce the rate of unsafe abortions, and highlights the positions of UN experts and agencies on the criminalization of abortion.

  • Intellectual property rights and access to medicines

    arrestLast week, on 17 July, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines took place at the UN headquarters in New York. Sub-titled "Advancing Health-Related SDGs through Policy Coherence", the panel came together during the UN High Political Forum on Sustainable Development. William New of the news service Intellectual Property Watch wrote a short report of this event.