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by Diana Quick
A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations
International Day of Peace, 21 September 2018
Child detention practices by U.S. border patrol violate international standards
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
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) voices grave concern over an announcement today by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Justice Department will begin prosecuting everyone who crosses the southwest border into the United States and separating parents and children crossing the border – a policy change which characterizes those fleeing persecution as criminal offenders and parents bringing their children to safety as smugglers.
The last few weeks have seen an encouraging surge in the opposition to the government’s decision to deport asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea who have been living in Israel for over a decade.
A decade has gone by since the first African asylum seekers arrived in Israel. Still, the Ministry of Health has failed to formulate a comprehensive policy to regulate their access to health services. The following report details the costs of this failure - the health, moral and economic cost of the lack of healthcare policy for asylum seekers. It then offers an alternative: a sustainable solution for that population that includes a state-sponsored insurance arrangement.
An Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres
As organizations working to protect the rights of children in armed conflict, we are dismayed by your reported decision to “freeze” any new additions of parties to conflict that commit grave violations of children’s rights to the annexes to your 2017 annual report to the United Nations Security Council on children and armed conflict. We urge you to reconsider, and issue an updated list with your report, including all perpetrators responsible for patterns of grave violations against children in 2016.
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.
New York, U.S.A – December 15, 2014 – A resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly recognizes for the first time the severity of attacks on health workers, facilities, and patients in all circumstances, and demands respect by States for provisions of medical ethics and human rights law, as well as international humanitarian law, said the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.
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.
Nous représentons des organisations non gouvernementales et des coalitions engagées dans le désarmement humanitaire, avec comme objectif commun de protéger les civils des effets néfastes de la violence armée. Nous sommes réunis à l’occasion du 20 e anniversaire de la création de la Campagne internationale pour interdire les mines (ICBL), lauréate du Prix Nobel de la paix 1997, pour échanger, pour renforcer notre travail commun, et pour agrandir et unir notre communauté.
Nations Should Step Up ‘Humanitarian Disarmament’
31 Groups Urge More Protection for Civilians From Armed Violence
(New York, October 24, 2012) – Governments should increase efforts to achieve strong disarmament initiatives driven by humanitarian concerns, Human Rights Watch and 30 other nongovernmental organizations said in a communiqué issued today.
This manual offers tools to measure the impact
of landmines, aiming to ensure that data collection proceeds according
to appropriate scientific methods and allows the comparison of data between
differing regions and countries. Main tools discussed are:
- Country Capacity Tool
- Key Informant Tool
- Hospital Surveillance or Survey of Landmines Injuries Tool
- Community Survey Tool
Capability and Social Reintegration Tools
- Hospital Capability Survey Tool