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Human Rights-Based Responses to the Persecution of Scientists and Scholars: A Virtual Discussion

Fireside chat image with white borderCHR committee member Dr. Michael Katz and legal scholar Professor Philippe Sands recently held a virtual discussion to reflect on historical attacks against members of the scientific and academic community, including during World War II, and to consider ways in which the scientific community can help promote and protect the rights of colleagues under threat today. Learn more. 

Preventing and Responding to Digital Threats

Digital SecurityThe security of phones, computers, and other digital devices is a growing concern for many individuals who have come under threat, including researchers facing digital privacy and security concerns in Afghanistan. View selected resources on digital security available to at-risk individuals.



Online Guide for Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals Under Threat

Confronting Rights Abuse with white borderTo help empower colleagues undergoing rights abuse, along with their families and other supporters, and to assist them in obtaining justice, the CHR has produced Confronting Human Rights Abuses: A Guide for Supporting Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals Under Threat. This e-guide, specifically tailored to scientists, engineers, and health professionals, includes information on international human rights norms and complaint mechanisms, advocacy tools and strategies, and assistance providers.





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Australian-British Political Scientist Released from Iranian Prison
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