PHR is an independent, non-profit organization that uses medical and scientific expertise to investigate human rights violations and advocate for justice, accountability, and the health and dignity of all people. We are supported by the expertise and passion of health professionals and concerned citizens alike.
Since 1986, PHR has conducted investigations in more than 40 countries around the world, including Afghanistan, Burma, Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, the United States, the former Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe. With the help of our supporters, we have worked to stop torture, disappearances, political killings, and denial of the right to health by governments and opposition groups; deaths, injuries, and trauma inflicted on civilians in armed conflict; suffering and deprivation caused by political differences or discrimination; mental and physical anguish inflicted on women by abuse; loss of life or limb from landmines and other indiscriminate weapons; harsh methods of incarceration and interrogation and torture in prisons and detention centers; and poor health stemming from vast inequalities in societies.
As one of the original steering committee members of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, PHR shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.
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