Physicians for Human Rights

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Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a nongovernmental organization, founded in 1986 with the idea that "health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to investigate the health consequences of human rights violations and work to stop them."[1] PHR is a member of the international Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO). They shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

Their campaigns include action for AIDS and the Darfur conflict, and against torture and land mines. They also provide forensic investigation of possible atrocities,[2] including training in human rights forensic techniques, and specific investigations such as the Dasht-i-leili grave site associated with the Battle of Kunduz in the Afghanistan War (2001-).


  1. About PHR, Physicians for Human Rights
  2. International Forensic Program, Physicians for Human Rights