Physicians for Human Rights mobilizes health professionals to advance health, dignity, and justice while promoting the right to health for all. PHR’s mission has been to harness the specialized skills, rigor, and passion of doctors, nurses, public health specialists, and scientists in order to investigate human rights abuses and work to stop them. In 1997 PHR shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
The initial deposit of materials covers 1982 until approximately 2010 and includes organizational and administrative files, country files, and mission files. These files detail fact-finding and emergency missions and include background materials, correspondence, documents, field notes, newspaper clippings, publications, and reports. There are extensive files specifically concerning missions to the Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, Cambodia, and Iraqi Kurdistan.
When these archives are processed, a finding aid will be available online to assist researchers in navigating and using this remarkable collection.