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Parents of Congolese Child Rape Victims Testify in Landmark Trial

12/11/2017

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.

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“Shot From Behind While Fleeing” – PHR’s Dr. Homer Venters Reports from the Myanmar-Bangladesh Border

12/08/2017

One Rohingya man suffered a compound fracture in his leg when he was savagely beaten by Myanmar security forces. A 5-year-old girl was flung against a wall with such force that, two months later, she still can’t walk. A young woman was struck over the head with a machete and then left to die in her burning home.

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Protecting Survivors, Ensuring Justice: Week One of the Kavumu Child Rape Trial

12/01/2017

Cloaked from head to toe to shield her identity, the witness was led into the makeshift court room and seated behind a screen. Out of sight of the 18 defendants, she addressed the court.

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DNA Technology and the Denial of Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence

11/29/2017

DNA analysis is often lauded as an invaluable tool for prosecutors. But it’s not a panacea, and our exaggerated dependence on it threatens to derail countless cases of sexual violence.

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Dodd Bust

PHR Awarded 2017 Dodd Prize in Human Rights

11/28/2017

On November 2, 2017, Physicians for Human Rights received the 2017 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center in Storrs, Connecticut. As part of the formal award ceremony, former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd and the Center’s leadership presented PHR Executive Director Donna McKay and board chairman Kerry Sulkowicz with the award.

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