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Write to U.S. and international officials in support of colleagues under threat   

 monitor for case updates and alerts 



Alerts Concerning Colleagues

These organizations issue alerts and updates on cases of colleagues under threat. Visit their websites to sign up for case alerts concerning colleagues.  

-The Committee on Human Rights (CHR) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (for U.S. Academy members only) 

-Committee of Concerned Scientists

-American Chemical Society  

-Scholars at Risk   

-Endangered Scholars Worldwide 


General Alerts

These organizations also issue alerts and updates on urgent human rights cases. Click on the links below to sign up for case alerts:  

-Amnesty International 

-Front Line Defenders





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   write in support of colleagues

Many of the organizations above provide suggested language for appeal letters and relevant contact information in their alerts. For more information, see the resources below:



Write to Government Officials 

-For up-to-date contact details and information on foreign heads of state and other officials, please contact us at

-U.S. Government Officials 


Tips for Writing Appeals and Letters

-Amnesty International's Letter Writing Guide



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