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Notify human rights monitoring/advocacy bodies if you suspect rights violations.  How you can get involved: below you will find information on how you can promote human rights, as well as resources to assist you in taking action.

where to report human rights abuses

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The organizations below advocate in support of colleagues subjected to human rights abuses. Suspected violations can be reported through the email addresses/submission forms provided.
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The Committee on Human Rights

The Committee on Human Rights of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (CHR) advocates in support of scientists, engineers, and health professionals worldwide. You can report a violation to the CHR by completing this online submission form, emailing chr@nas.edu, or by calling 1 (202) 334-3043. 

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The International H.R. Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies 

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network) works to address grave issues involving science and human rights, particularly cases of scientists, scholars, engineers, health professionals, and scholars around the world who are subjected to severe repression solely for having nonviolently exercised their rights under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can report a violation by emailing hrnetwork@nas.edu.

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Other Scholar/Scientist-Focused Organizations

Scholars at Risk: scholarsatrisk@nyu.edu       

Endangered Scholars Worldwidesubmission form 

Committee of Concerned Scientists: carolvaloris@concernedscientists.org                     

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund: lawyer@csldf.org    

 
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Professional Associations/Societies

The following bodies have programs or committees dedicated to addressing violations of human rights. You may also wish to contact your own professional societies to express concerns about colleagues under threat. 

American Chemical Society: intlacts@acs.org

American Physical Society: international@aps.org

American Statistical Association: pierson@amstat.org

 General Organizations 

Amnesty International: report@aiusa.org   

Front Line Defenders: info@frontlinedefenders.org     

 
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 For information on organizations monitoring violations of academic freedom and scientific independence, consult our resources on free speech and censorship. 

 

 other reporting resources

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Individuals and organizations advocating in response to human rights violations often make use of the mechanisms linked below.
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Selected International Mechanisms

UN Human Rights Councilcomplaint procedure and form 

UN Special Proceduressubmission information 

UNESCO Committee on Conventions and  Recommendations: complaint procedure and complaint form 

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Selected Regional Mechanisms

African Human Rights Mechanisms (from the International Justice Resource Center)

Inter-American Human Rights Mechanisms

European Human Rights Mechanisms (from the International Justice Resource Center)

 
         

 

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