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Elected members of the National Academies can support the CHR’s work by becoming “Correspondents” of the Committee.  

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How Can Members of the National Academies Support the CHR’s Work?

Members of the NAS, NAE, and NAM can sign up to become CHR Correspondents. Staff members keep Correspondents informed of the Committee’s activities and opportunities to participate. Through a recently streamlined online case alert system, Correspondents can send letters of appeal to colleagues under threat and add their names to joint letters/petitions initiated by the Committee.

Correspondents can also support the CHR’s work by providing information concerning scientists, engineers, and health professionals under threat and country/regional background information. Additionally, throughout the CHR’s history, Correspondents have visited imprisoned colleagues and their families. The CHR invites Correspondents and other members of the National Academies to consider contacting it prior to travel so that it can provide information concerning possible human rights cases in the countries concerned. For more information, please email

Although only members of the National Academies are eligible to become CHR Correspondents, the CHR periodically hosts events that are open to the general public. Information concerning such events is available on the home page.