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Human rights groups in Kenya today said the death toll has reached 24 in post-election demonstrations since balloting was held on August 8. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which has long worked to ensure justice and accountability for human rights violations in Kenya, has issued the following statement attributable to Christine Alai, head of PHR’s Kenya office:
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.
by Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD, Rohini J. Haar, MD, MPH
In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of popular protests in which people have taken to the streets to express grievances and claim their rights. In many cases, police and security forces have responded in ways that profoundly undermine the fundamental rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, often leading to escalations in violence through unwarranted, inappropriate, or disproportionate uses of force.
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.
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.