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Nature highlights release of academics, doctors following ousting of Sudanese leader
April 22, 2019
An April 17 article in Nature details the release from detention of hundreds of Sudanese civilians, including academics and health professionals, following the deposal of former President Omar Al-Bashir. Among the individuals released is leading geneticist Muntaser Ibrahim, who was detained in February after helping to prepare a proposal for achieving peace in his country. CHR Chair Martin Chalfie is quoted in the article, stressing that “(t)he detention of scientists and scholars for the peaceful expression of their views is contrary to the most fundamental principles of international human rights, and devastating for scientific research and progress.” The article highlights the prominent role that academics have played historically, and continue to play, in the movement for peace and democracy in Sudan.
CHR 2018 Year in Review
April 11, 2019
In 2018, the CHR completed a number of major projects. The Committee launched web resources on promoting human rights in science, engineering, and medicine and, in its role as Secretariat for the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies, produced a resource guide, Engaging with Human Rights in the National Academy Context. We invite you to learn more about these activities by reading the Committee’s recently released 2018 Annual Report, which also provides information on its advocacy, events, and awareness-raising projects.