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Turkish Pediatric Hematologist & Oncologist Acquitted
March 24, 2020

Murat Tuncer BorderOn March 19, 2020, pediatric hematologist and oncologist Dr. Murat Tuncer was acquitted of national security-related charges by the Criminal Court in Ankara. He had faced a lengthy prison sentence in an ordeal that lasted almost two years. Read more...


Advancing Rights and Freedoms: Science, Human Dignity, and the Nobel Prize

nobel flyerIn cooperation with Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, the CHR has organized a portrait exhibit celebrating some of the many efforts by Nobel Laureates to promote and protect rights recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international human rights treaties. The activities highlighted in this exhibit, which range from Denis Mukwege’s work to provide medical care for survivors of sexual violence to Yuan T. Lee’s efforts to call attention to the human rights implications of climate change, demonstrate the profound and enduring connections between science and human rights and the important role for science in advancing human dignity worldwide. The exhibit is currently on display at the NAS Building in Washington, D.C. 




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Hong Kong Sociologist Released from Prison
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Turkish Mathematician Acquitted 
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Iranian Computer Engineer Released from Prison 
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