Possible paralysation of convicted man in Saudi Arabia

Physicians in Saudi Arabia have refused to carry out a punishment as suggested by a court. A Saudi Arabian judge approached hospitals with the question whether it would be possible to deliberately damage a man’s spinal cord as a punishment for his attacking and paralyzing another man.

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Distance learning courses HREA

sample1_lnewsHuman Rights Education Associates (HREA) is issuing a final call for applications for a series of new short certificate courses via e-learning. These short e-learning courses are six weeks in duration and involve approximately 30 hours of reading, interaction with students and instructor on discussion boards, and web-based seminars with invited guests.

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Call for nominations


The Global Health Workforce Alliance is calling for nominees for a series of awards that will be presented at the Global Forum on Human Resources for Health to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 25 to 29 January 2011.

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Pain treatment for Kenyan children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urges Kenyan government to provide pain treatment for Kenyan children in acute and chronic pain suffer needlessly because of government policies that restrict access to inexpensive pain medicines, a lack of investment in palliative care services, and inadequately trained health workers, Human Rights Watch said in a report released recently.

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Update online training manual Human Rights for Health Workers

sample2_lnewsIFHHRO's training manual Human Rights for Health Workers has recently been updated by adding new sessions in French.

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Latest News

  • Health Professionals’ Pledge Against Torture

    complicityIFHHRO strongly supports Physicians for Human Rights' (PHR) new "Health Professionals’ Pledge Against Torture," following political discussion in the US regarding a potential return to waterboarding. 

  • Turkey: The case of dr. Serdar Küni

    arrestIFHHRO, along with a coalition of other organizations led by Physicians for Human Rights, has sent a letter to the Regional High Court in Gaziantep (Turkey) and the Turkish Ministry of Justice. The letter calls on the Court to uphold its fair trial obligations under international law in their appeal of a lower court's conviction of Dr. Serdar Küni. The conviction, dated April 24th, 2017, was based on arbitrary charges (providing medical treatment to Kurdish fighters) based on an anonymous testimony and signed statements obtained under torture.