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21 May 2018 description


In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks

14 Dec 2017 description

Life in prison for men who raped dozens of little girls in Congo

In an extraordinary and landmark ruling, 11 Congolese militia members were convicted today of crimes against humanity for murder and the rape of 37 young children. The verdict represents a stunning victory for the victims, their families, their community of Kavumu, where the crimes occurred, for the wide array of organizations that mobilized around them, and also for justice in the DRC.

11 Dec 2017 description

The parents of a group of little Congolese girls who were savagely raped during a three-year reign of terror in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took the stand today in a landmark trial, where Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has provided technical support in gathering forensic evdience.

09 Nov 2017 description

Kavumu trial marks turning point for justice and accountability

02 Nov 2017 description
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PHR, TRIAL International, Panzi Hospital welcome significant step toward justice and accountability in Kavumu

**UPDATE: The trial began November 9. **

29 Jun 2016 description

Those Who Believe In Justice Never Give Up

Defending human rights is slow, hard work. Across the globe, those who kill civilians, torture detainees, and use rape as a weapon of war all too often act in the belief that they will never have to pay for their crimes. It can take years of painstaking, often dangerous investigation for the perpetrators of such atrocities to be brought to justice.

28 Jul 2014 description

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) convened a Roundtable on Reparations for Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown University on February 24, 2014. This report summarizes major points of discussion from this workshop, which was held in collaboration with Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

15 Jul 2014 description

PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones is a multi-year training and advocacy initiative that aims to forge coalitions among regional medical, law enforcement, and legal experts. PHR’s goal is to dramatically increase local capacity for the collection of court-admissible evidence of sexual violence to support the future prosecution of these crimes. This video provides a glimpse into PHR’s program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya and the medical-legal network that has had positive effects on survivors of sexual violence and methods of accountability.

15 Jul 2014 description

The Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 2013 Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of our work between July 2012 and June 2013 (PHR’s fiscal year).

As mass atrocities and serious human rights abuses continue around the world, PHR remains committed to exposing and preventing such violations and ensuring that those responsible are brought to justice. In 2013, PHR gained significant ground on a number of global human rights issues, while also making successful transitions as an organization.

13 Jul 2000 description

In anticipation of next week's meeting of the World Diamond Congress in Antwerp, Belgium, a coalition of 58 American human rights, humanitarian, development, peace, academic, and religious groups, released a letter today calling on the international diamond industry to cease dealing "conflict diamonds." Conflict diamonds are primary sources of revenue for abusive insurgent armies in Africa, the most prominent diamond-reliant groups being the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone and Angola's Unita rebels.