Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is an independent organization that uses medicine and science to stop mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individuals. PHR was founded in 1986 on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. Today, they are focused on stopping mass atrocities (crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes) and acts that cause severe physical or mental harm to individuals (including torture and indefinite detention). PHR conducts medical and scientific investigations to obtain objective evidence and compelling human stories for a variety of targeted audiences. In partnership with local human rights organizations and other NGOs, their human rights experts meet with key representatives from governments, the United Nations, international courts, and regional groups like the African Union and the European Union. Our work is supported by the expertise and passion of 28,000 members, including health professionals and citizen activists from around the world.
Learn more at physiciansforhumanrights.org.
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