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International Secretaries of the NAS, NAE, and NAM Express Concern Regarding Governmental Harassment of Mexican Scientific Colleagues

Letters to Mexican authoritiesThe International Secretaries of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have written to Mexican government officials regarding the persistent governmental harassment of Mexican scientific colleagues. The letters call on Mexican authorities to ensure that any further investigation of these individuals is in accordance with Mexico's commitments under international human rights law. Read the letters to H.E. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of México, and H.E. Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón, Secretary of Foreign Affairs.


What is Driving Violence Against Health Care in War? A Webinar

Attacks against health care with white bannerOn October 14, the CHR hosted a webinar that examines the global problem of attacks on health workers, patients, and hospitals in conflict settings. Panelists Leonard Rubenstein, Robert Lawrence and Joanne Liu also discussed urgent actions that need to be taken to help ensure safe access to and delivery of health care. Watch the recording and learn more about the event.




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. 



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