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Azerbaijani Political Scientist Conditionally Released from Prison

CHR's 2018 Annual Report 

The New Barbarianism Screening and Panel Discussion

New Tactics of Abuse: Digital Surveillance and Human Rights

Executive Committee of H.R. Network Issues Statement in Support of Turkish Academics 

Exploring the Tensions Between National Security and Academic Freedom 

Global Scientific Community Expresses Alarm Concerning Repressive Measures Taken

Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network) Issues Statement Concerning Repressive Measures against Turkish Academics

Executive Committee of the H.R. Network Issues Statement Concerning Threats to Turkish Scholars

Science Article Highlights Crackdown Against Turkish Academics

Collaborating on Human Rights Investigations: Fire Research and Forensic Science

The International H.R. Network Holds its Twelfth Biennial Meeting in Panama City, Panama

Turkish Surgeon Mehmet Haberal Elected President of the Transplantation Society

Supporting Syrian higher education in crisis: Spotlight on IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund

Refugee Day 2016 2

The CHR engages regularly with the Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), which supports threatened scholars worldwide by providing fellowships for academics that face threats to their lives and careers in their home countries. These fellowships help scholars continue their work in safety at partnering academic institutions worldwide. At the spring 2016 meeting of the CHR, James King, IIE-SRF Assistant Director, spoke to members about IIE-SRF’s work, including its vital support of Syrian scholars during the 21st century’s worst humanitarian crisis. Read an overview of their work with threatened Syrian scholars and view video clips of James King’s presentation to the CHR.  




Health Professionals and Human Rights

During the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Annual Meeting, Leonard Rubenstein, Director of the Program on Human Rights, Health and Conflict (Center for Public Health and Human Rights) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in the DRC, spoke to NAM members about attacks against healthcare professionals globally and the importance of supporting the work of medical professionals in conflict zones. In the video interviews below, both speakers draw attention to the role that health professionals and the international medical community can play in advancing human rights.

Health Professionals and Human Rights: A Conversation with Leonard Rubenstein from The Academies on Vimeo.


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