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HR Network Statements

Human Rights Network calls on Turkish government to desist from threatening academic colleagues and to discourage hostile actions against them
January 19, 2016

Prominent International Scientists Condemn Deliberate Attacks on Syrian Health Professionals; Urge National Science Academies to do the same
June 3, 2014

Report Says Turkish Scientists Unjustly Accused; International Human Rights Science Network Calls for Exoneration of Eight Colleagues
July 30, 2013

Statement Regarding Conviction of Six Italian Scientists
October 26, 2012

Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies Issues Statement Regarding Iranian Education Restrictions on Women
September 5, 2012

Public letter to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
June 12, 2012

Public appeal to the King of Bahrain regarding the plight of healthcare professionals and medical neutrality in Bahrain
June 7, 2012

Letter of appeal to the King of Bahrain
June 6, 2012

Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies writes to Turkish authorities regarding the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA)
September 6, 2011

International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies sends condolences to Science Council of Japan regarding recent catastrophic events
March 18, 2011

H.R. Network Opposes Efforts to Weaken or Eliminate Vital Human Rights Activity at UNESCO
September 2010

Public Health and Science Professionals Ask UNESCO to Abolish the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences
May 26, 2010

Submission to the U.N. Universal Periodic Review -- Libya
April 2010

Public Letter to Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi Expressing Concern over the Death of Fathi el-Jahmi
June 19, 2009

Statement to the Government of the Netherlands and Members of the Netherlands Staten-Generaal
August 13, 2008

Academic Freedom and Academic Boycotts: The H.R. Network’s Position
June 14, 2007 (Published in Science, June 29, 2007)

April 2007 H.R. Network Meeting, National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka
April 7, 2007

The Crucial Importance of Access to Education and Scholarly Institutions
November 6, 2006

Nature journal article: In Support of Scientific Exchange
June 13, 2002 (Published in Nature, June 13, 2002)

Responding to Terrorism while Respecting Human Rights
September 28, 2001