- Farnoosh Hashemian, MPH, PHR Research Associate
- Leonard S. Rubenstein, JD, PHR President
- Major General Antonio Taguba, USA (Ret.)
- Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD, PHR Senior Medical Advisor
- Juda Strawczynski, LLB, former PHR Research Fellow
- Sondra Crosby, MD, [former co-director] Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
- Allen Keller, MD, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture
- Leanh Nguyen, PhD, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture
- Onder Ozkalipci, MD, Intn’l Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
- Christian Pross, MD, Berlin Center for the Treatment of Torture Victims
- Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, Fordham University
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- Frank Donaghue, PHR CEO (Watch the video)
- Farnoosh Hashemian, MPH, PHR Research Associate (Watch the video)
PHR’s Campaign Against Torture
Broken Laws, Broken Lives is the third of PHR’s recent major reports on detainee abuse.
The other two volumes in this series are: Leave No Marks: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques and the Risk of Criminality and Break Them Down: Systematic Use of Psychological Torture by US Forces. Both are available for free download.
In response to the systematic infliction of psychological and physical torture by US forces, PHR’s Campaign Against Torture seeks to restore the US commitment against torture, to ensure humane treatment of detainees, and to protect US health personnel from complicity in mistreatment and harm.
PHR has successfully organized and mobilized thousands of health professionals and helped to secure the leadership of the major health professional associations to develop ethical guidelines related to interrogation, that protect against medicine and science being employed to aid the abuse of prisoners. PHR’s work contributed to the adoption of ethical standards by the American Medical Association, the World Medical Association, and the American Psychiatric Association, prohibiting direct participation of physicians in interrogations. PHR has helped move the American Psychological Association (APA) to prohibit the involvement of its members in the Central Intelligence Agency’s “enhanced” interrogation techniques and has supported a movement within the APA to end the direct participation of psychologists in interrogations.