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H.R. Network Resource Guide coverH.R. Network Resource Guide: Engaging with Human Rights in the National Academy Context

In recognition of the unique and important role national academies play in promoting human rights, the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network), for which the CHR serves as the Secretariat, is pleased to announce the release of its resource guide, Engaging with Human Rights in the National Academy Context.

For more information on the themes addressed in the resource guide, view the
accompanying webinar, in which several academy members participating in the H.R. Network discuss their academies' involvement in matters of human rights concern, or visit the H.R. Network website.    



Refugee camp signs CHR Issues Proceedings in Brief of its Symposium, Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict
On December 7-8, 2017, the CHR convened a symposium on the role that scientists, engineers, and health professionals can play in addressing rights-related challenges confronting forcibly displaced persons. Major themes of the symposium – including the role of research, opportunities and risks presented by technological advances, and aid for scholars seeking to continue their careers in exile – are outlined in the Proceedings of a Symposium—in Brief.  

A full recording of the meeting can also be found on the CHR Symposium webpage.   


Anwar Ibrahim
Jailed Malaysian Opposition Leader Receives a Royal Pardon

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Cuban Biologist Released from Prison on Parole for Medical Reasons

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Iranian Baha'i Optometrist Released after Serving 
10-Year Sentence

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