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H.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.
The H.R. Network’s guide highlights the creative, and varying, ways in which national academies around the world are integrating human rights activities into their work. In particular, it examines:
• Appeals Concerning Human Rights Violations
• Assistance Following Conflict and Human Rights Abuse
• Human Rights Dialogue and Research
For more information, please refer to the resource guide or visit the H.R. Network website.
CHR Issues Proceedings in Brief of its Symposium, Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict
|[Photo credit: Sam Tarling] |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. Read more...
The Harmful Consequence of Separating Families
The presidents of NAS, NAE, and NAM have issued a statement urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to immediately stop separating migrant children from their families. Reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine contain an extensive body of evidence on the factors that affect the welfare of children – evidence that points to the danger of current immigration enforcement actions that separate children from their parents. In addition, the Committee on Human Rights stresses that the practice of separating parents from their children at the border is inconsistent with U.S. obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Read more...
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