National academies and scholarly societies that have human rights committees and actively support the calls for action by the H.R. Network are considered to be members. Members intervene on cases and issues brought to their attention by the H.R. Network's secretariat. Because academies and scholarly societies are held in high esteem, their efforts, through a worldwide network, are a powerful and effective tool in advancing respect for human rights. More information about H.R. Network members.
Executive Committee and Secretariat
The H.R. Network is administered by an executive committee. Rebecca Everly is its Executive Director. The Committee on Human Rights of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, D.C. hosts the secretariat. Executive Committee membership and member bios.
H.R. NETWORK BIENNIAL MEETINGS
The H.R. Network was created in May 1993 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. and has met approximately every two years since then. Each meeting is hosted by a different member academy of the H.R. Network and more than 80 national academies and scholarly societies have sent representatives to at least one meeting.
The twelfth biennial meeting of the H.R. Network was held under the auspices of the National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation of Panama (SENACYT) and the Panamanian Association for the Advancement of Science (APANAC) from October 5-8, 2016 in Panama City, Panama.