May 15-16: Syria Mapping Project

Map of Syria

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) invites you to the launch of the Syria Mapping Project, an interactive tool developed by PHR to document attacks against health professionals, facilities, patients, and transport in Syria.

PHR will be releasing its online map at two events in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16. These events are free and open to the public. Space is limited and RSVP is required. We invite you to join us.

Attacks on Medical Care in Syria
Thursday, May 15, 2014
10:00AM to 11:30AM
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, SVC-215
First St SE, Washington, DC 20004

This event will feature a demonstration of the interactive map and focus on the magnitude of attacks on medical care in Syria. Speakers will discuss the broader context in which these crimes are being committed.

Speakers include Erin Gallagher, PHR’s Director of Emergency Investigations and Response; François Stamm, Head of U.S. Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross; Dr. Zaher Sahloul, President, Syrian American Medical Society; and Rhoda Margesson, Specialist in International Humanitarian Policy, Congressional Research Service, moderator.

For more information and to RSVP to the Thursday event, click here.

Symposium: Accounting for Human Rights Violations in Syria
Friday, May 16, 2014
10:00AM to 3:30PM
Open Society Foundations
1730 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

The symposium is cohosted by the Center for Victims of Torture and will consist of two panels: Human Rights Violations and Their Long-Term Consequences (10:00AM–12:00PM) and Documentation and Accountability (1:45–3:30PM). The keynote speech will be given by Stephen J. Rapp, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, U.S. Department of State (12:15–1:30PM).

For more information and to RSVP to the Friday event, click here.