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Our main type of activities are:

  • Facilitating internet-based groups working on member initiatives
  • Developing and conducting web-based training programmes
  • Development of policy statements, where possible in cooperation with international professional organisations and national medical associations
  • Drafting ad hoc advocacy policies
  • Offering access to information on health and human rights, through our website, newsletter, publications and Information Centre

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Latest News

  • Health professionals unethical involvement in CIA torture programme

    complicityAccording to a new report released today by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), recently declassified documents confirm that the CIA conducted experimental research to test an unsupported hypothesis that torture could break the resistance of detainees and aid interrogation. It confirms that health workers were involved in illegal and unethical experiments to define the thresholds of pain and suffering of the torture subjects.

     
  • USA: Drug courts fail to provide adequeate treatment to drug users

    drugaddictionIn the report Neither Justice nor Treatment, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) states that drug courts in the United States struggle to meet medical and human rights standards. According to the researchers, drug courts – designed to reduce incarceration and provide necessary treatment – routinely fail to provide adequate, medically-sound treatment for substance use disorders.