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National Academies, Referencing Health and Human Rights Concerns, Call for Global Action to Reduce Air Pollution
June 20, 2019

On June 19, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences and Medicine, along with the national science academies of Brazil, Germany, and South Africa, jointly called for immediate action by all levels of society on reducing air pollution.  The statement, which was delivered to senior United Nations representatives, emphasizes the significant adverse health effects of air pollution, and notes that the adverse impacts  “fall most heavily upon vulnerable populations, such as children, women, and people living in poverty — groups to whom States have special obligations under international human rights law.”  

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World Refugee Day
June 20, 2019

In recognition of World Refugee Day, we are highlighting the various ways in which the scientific, engineering, and medical communities are working to help address the unique challenges faced by displaced populations.  For more information on this topic, view the highlights reel from the CHR's December 2017 symposium, Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict: The Role of Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals and read our World Refugee Day spotlight feature



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Dual U.S.-Turkish Physicist Released from Prison 
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Sudanese Scientist Released from Detention 
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Criminal Case against 
Thai Scientists Dismissed
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