Using science and medicine to stop human rights violations
Join PHR in advocating for persecuted health workers, for stopping torture, for the investigation of mass atrocities, and for bringing justice to ill-treated populations.
Stop the Harassment of Turkish Doctors
The Turkish government is targeting and harassing physicians, including members of the Turkish Medical Association, who provided emergency medical care to demonstrators during the Gezi Park protests. Urge Prime Minister Erdogan to stop harassing doctors.
Stop Violence Against Women
By passing the International Violence Against Women Act, the United States can take a stand against violence and help prevent future abuse. Please stand up for women and girls today.
Call on President Obama to End Indefinite Detention
President Obama must take immediate action and use his authority to transfer detainees who have been cleared for release at Guantánamo, and charge and try the rest in federal courts.
Demand Justice for Victims Of Mass Atrocities in Syria
Call on Congress to support action by the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Help End the Persecution of the Rohingya in Burma
The Rohingya often considered the world's most persecuted people have been systematically targeted by the Burmese government. Take action now and protect the Rohingya in Burma.
Tell AG Holder: It's Time to Hold Torturers Accountable for Their Actions
Urge Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the use of torture tactics against detainees in U.S. custody and punish the perpetrators.
Tell Congress: Help Stop Attacks on Doctors Now
Medical neutrality is one of PHR's core principles. Urge your Representative to support the Medical Neutrality Protection Act today.
Tell Congress: Support Peace and Human Rights Protections in DRC
Tell Congress: Support H. Res. 131: Concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the need for international efforts toward long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights.
Tell President Obama: Insist on an End to Violence Against Burmese Minorities.
When President Obama meets with Burma's President Thein Sein, Obama should insist on an end to violence against Burma's Muslim and other minority populations.
Tell President Obama: We Deserve the Truth About Torture
Urge President Obama to expedite the declassification of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture.
Tell Secretary Napolitano to Abolish Solitary Confinement
Urge Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to end the harmful use of solitary confinement in all immigration detention facilities.
Urge President Obama to Stop Force-Feeding of Hunger Strikers
Force-feeding can be a painful, degrading, and inhuman practice. Tell President Obama to end force-feeding once and for all.
2011 Medical Neutrality Act
The Medical Neutrality Protection Act of 2011 is a bipartisan bill largely drafted by PHR that makes the protection of medical professionals and access to medical services a global policy priority for the US government.
Call on Congress to Refer Syria to the International Criminal Court
We have the ability to help victims of violence in Syria get justice by encouraging the UN Security Council to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.
Tell Your Senator: Vote for Reductions in Immigration Detention
Contact your Senators and tell them that you want a sensible ICE budget that reduces our reliance on immigration detention.