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August 2021
Preventing and Responding to Digital Threats
The security of phones, computers, and other digital devices is a growing concern for many individuals who have come under threat, including researchers facing digital privacy and security concerns in Afghanistan. View selected resources on digital security available to at-risk individuals.

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June 2021
IHRN Executive Committee Issues Public Statement Regarding Continuing Repression in Nicaragua
The Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies, for which the CHR serves as Secretariat, has issued a public statement calling on Nicaraguan authorities to put an end to repressive measures, including rights abuses against professional colleagues. Read the full statement. 

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June 2021
Let Scientific Evidence Determine Origin of SARS-CoV-2
On June 15, 2021, the presidents of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a statement calling for scientific evidence to guide investigations into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. Read the full statement. 

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May 2021
Advancing Justice with Digital Evidence: The Berkeley Protocol
The past year has brought new attention to the use of digital open source research methodologies for strengthening fact-finding related to world events. On May 5, the CHR hosted a webinar to discuss the Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations, which was launched to set standards for the use and analysis of online content for research, reporting and investigations. Watch a recording of the event.  

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April 2021
Online Disinformation and Human Rights
On April 28, 2021, as part of the Nobel Prize Summit, the CHR hosted a virtual discussion examining the role of digital disinformation and media manipulation in entrenching societal inequalities, driving polarization, and eroding public trust. The speakers discussed possible human rights-based approaches to countering disinformation online. Watch the recording of the event.

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April 2021
Advancing Rights and Freedoms: Science, Human Dignity, and the Nobel Prize 
In connection with the Nobel Prize Summit, the CHR has produced a portrait exhibit, which can be explored virtually, celebrating some of the many significant contributions Nobel Laureates have made in support of human rights worldwide. The activities highlighted in this exhibit range from Denis Mukwege’s work to provide medical care for survivors of sexual violence to Yuan T. Lee’s efforts to call attention to the human rights implications of climate change. Read more… 

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April 2021
2020 Year in Review
The CHR has published its 2020 annual report, which provides an overview of the various activities undertaken by the Committee last year. 


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January 2021

Year in Numbers
The CHR has produced an infographic, Year in Numbers, that provides a snapshot of the CHR's casework and awareness-raising efforts in 2020. These achievements would not have been possible without the support of members of the National Academies and the wider scientific and human rights communities.  


November 30, 2020

Health Inequities, Human Rights, and COVID-19
Communities of color in the United States have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting deeply entrenched health and social inequities in the country. The CHR gathered experts for a conversation exploring this health and human rights challenge, as well as strategies to confront it, including through priority access to COVID-19 vaccines. View the webinar here

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October 2020

COVID-19 & Children's Rights: An Interview with Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka
In an interview with the CHR, Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka (Department of Pediatrics, Makerere University College of Health Sciences) discusses key challenges faced by many children during the COVID-19 pandemic, including children who are displaced and those living in conflict-affected areas. 


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August 24, 2020 

CHR Endorses IHRN Statement Condemning Attacks on Medics in the United States
The Committee on Human Rights endorses the statement of the Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRN) condemning attacks on medics and medical facilities during protests against systemic racism and injustice in the United States. Read more... 

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July 24, 2020 

CHR Condemns Attacks Against Scientists and Public Health Experts Battling COVID-19 in the United States 
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States, we are alarmed by reports of widespread intimidation of scientists and public health experts working to combat the pandemic.  Read the CHR’s full statement condemning attacks on scientists and public health experts battling COVID-19 in the U.S.  

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June 6, 2020 

CHR Statement on Structural Racism and Inequality in the United States 
As National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau recognized in his Statement on Racial Equity and the Adverse Effects of Racism“(w)e all have a part to play at this pivotal moment in American history and in fueling the change that must follow.”  As an organization that works to promote and protect international human rights, the CHR stands in opposition to racism and inequality and supports those who peacefully protest injustices. Read the CHR’s full statement.   


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May 20, 2020 

CHR Endorses Call for Human Rights-Based Approach to COVID-19 
The CHR fully endorses the Call for a Human Rights-Based Approach to COVID-19, issued by the Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRN) on May 19, 2020.  Read more... 


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April 2020 

Human Rights and Digital Technologies Symposium
As global decision-makers seek to leverage digital technologies in their response to COVID-19, an understanding of rights-related opportunities and challenges presented by such technologies is more important than ever. A Proceedings-in-Brief and highlights reel of the CHR fall 2019 symposium, Human Rights and Digital Technologies, address topics such as the relevance of human rights norms for digital information collection. 


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February 1, 2020 

Understanding Your Rights at Ports of Entry
Many scientists and scholars travel in and out of the United States for personal or work-related reasons, and they often have questions about their rights when interacting with border officials.  To better understand what rights apply in these situations, browse the ACLU's materials on immigrants' rights and rights when encountering law enforcement at ports of entry. 


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December 31, 2019 

CHR Year In Numbers 2019
The CHR has produced an infographic, Year in Numbers, that provides a snapshot of some positive developments in CHR cases and outreach efforts in 2019.  These achievements would not have been possible without the support of members of the National Academies and the wider scientific and human rights communities. 


November 10, 2019 

World Science Day for Peace and Development
In honor of World Science Day for Peace and Development, we are highlighting the work Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) has done to estimate the number of disappearances and deaths during the Sri Lankan civil war. HRDAG has collaborated on multiple projects related to this topic through its expertise in statistical analysis. In doing so, HRDAG has helped provide closure to the families left behind and provided information essential for accountability. Read more...

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October 17, 2019 

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
In honor of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we are spotlighting National Academy of Medicine member Prof. Lesley Regan and her work to improve to access to family planning and maternal health care services for women around the world, the denial of which often perpetuates impoverished conditions. To learn more about efforts to ensure equal access to healthcare for women and girls around the world, read the CHR's interview Prof. Regan.

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September 30, 2019 

Defending Health and Human Rights in Sudan
After civilian protests against political and economic conditions erupted in Sudan in December 2018, reliable sources reported disproportionate, and frequently deadly, force by Sudanese authorities against peaceful demonstrators, with health professionals and the larger scientific and academic communities under particular threat. The CHR recently spoke with Shaza Elmahdi of the Sudanese American Physicians Association and Michael Payne of Physicians for Human Rights about their efforts to respond to the human rights crackdown in Sudan, particularly with regard to attacks on medical neutrality. Read more...

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September 26, 2019 

Research and Human Rights
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters hosted an international conference, Research and Human Rights, to highlight the importance of incorporating human rights perspective into academic research and to address situations in which academic freedom is under attack. In her role as Executive Director of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies, Dr. Everly presented on the topic of national academy engagement in human rights activities. Read more... 

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September 21, 2019 

International Day of Peace
In celebration of the International Day of Peace, the CHR is spotlighting National Academy of Sciences member James Fearon's research on civil conflict, which has far-reaching implications for the protection and promotion of human rights in conflict settings. As Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, Dr. James Fearon researches political violence, with a focus on finding explanations for civil conflict. The CHR spoke with Dr. Fearon about the relationship between his work and human rights. Read more...

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September 11, 2019 

Human Rights and Scientific Education
The eighth in a series of symposia devoted to the theme of human rights and science was held on September 11, 2019 in Paris, France on the topic of the right to education. The event was hosted by the French Academy of Sciences and co-organized with the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, which manages the symposium series.  Rebecca Everly, Executive Director of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network) joined a round table discussion during the symposium.  Read more...

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August 19, 2019 

World Humanitarian Day
In celebration of World Humanitarian Day, we highlighted efforts by volunteers with Engineers Without Borders USA to help create and sustain job opportunities in refugee communities. Through such efforts, the organization helps individuals from these communities exercise their right to work. Read more...

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July 26, 2019 

Statement Concerning Academic Freedom in Hungary
The Executive Committee of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network), for which the CHR serves as Secretariat, issued a statement on July 29, 2019 expressing concern about threats to the autonomy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the broader scientific enterprise in Hungary.   

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June 20, 2019 

World Refugee Day  
In recognition of World Refugee Day, we highlighted the various ways in which the scientific, engineering, and medical communities are working to help address the unique challenges faced by displaced populations

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June 19, 2019 

National Academies, Referencing Health and Human Rights Concerns, Call for Global Action to Reduce Air Pollution  
On June 19, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences and Medicine, along with the national science academies of Brazil, Germany, and South Africa, jointly called for immediate action by all levels of society on reducing air pollution.  The statement, which was delivered to senior United Nations representatives, emphasizes the significant adverse health effects of air pollution, and notes that the adverse impacts  “fall most heavily upon vulnerable populations, such as children, women, and people living in poverty — groups to whom States have special obligations under international human rights law.”   

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May 15, 2019 

International Day of Families  
To celebrate the International Day of Families, we featured Dr. Mary-Claire King's groundbreaking use of genetic information to identify biological connections, which has led to the reunification of more than 100 families separated in Argentina in the mid-1970s and 1980s. Read our feature to learn about how Dr. King uses her expertise in genetics to promote human rights.

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April 25, 2019 

World Malaria Day  
On World Malaria Day, the CHR highlighted Dr. Peter Agre, Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and former Chair of the CHR, and his work to develop innovative malaria treatments, as well as his efforts to ensure that such treatments are accessible to the communities most in need. Through such work, Dr. Agre is helping to further the right to health. To learn about how Dr. Agre and his colleagues harness the power of community engagement to find an end to malaria, read our feature here

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April 11, 2019 

2018 CHR Year in Review  
In 2018, the CHR completed a number of major projects. We invite you to learn about these activities by reading the Committee's recently released 2018 Annual Report, which provides information on its advocacy, events, and awareness-raising projects. 

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March 24, 2019 

International Day for the Right to Truth  
To celebrate the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, the CHR shared its interview with forensic anthropologist Mercedes Doretti, the Director of North and Central American Programs and Board Member of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF), which she also co-founded.  Doretti and her colleagues collect and analyze physical evidence of human rights abuses (which often includes identifying the remains of victims of grave human rights abuses and returning them to their families), and they regularly present their findings to tribunals and legal mechanisms around the world to secure justice for those whose rights to life and personal security have been violated.  


March 6, 2019 
IN memoriam

In Memory of Sidney Verba, Former CHR Chair  
The Committee on Human Rights (CHR) is saddened to learn about the passing of National Academy of Sciences member Sidney Verba.  Dr. Verba served as the CHR’s Chair from 2008 to 2014 and was a longtime human rights advocate.  During his tenure, he oversaw the Committee’s efforts to help gain the release of several hundred unjustly imprisoned colleagues in the sciences, engineering, and medicine. Read more...

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February 22, 2019 

U.S. Biotech Company Ends Sale of Genetic Sequencers in Xinjiang  
Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leading biotechnology company based in Massachusetts, announced on February 20, 2019, that it would no longer sell genetic sequencing equipment in the Chinese region of Xinjiang—referencing “Thermo Fisher’s values, ethics code and policies.”  Thermo Fisher’s decision follows widespread concern about use of the equipment for mass surveillance of the region’s Uyghur minority population. 

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February 20, 2019 

World Day of Social Justice 2019 
In celebration of World Day of Social Justice, we honor CHR member Vanessa Northington Gamble's efforts to promote the right to equality and non-discrimination, as former Chair of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee.  Dr. Northington Gamble was instrumental in securing a formal apology from the U.S. government for a decades-long non-therapeutic human experiment involving African American men. Click here to read more about Dr. Northington Gamble’s work to address the legacy of the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee. 

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February 14, 2019 

CHR Web Resources Highlighted in Nature 
The February 14, 2019 issue of Nature magazine features a Letter to the Editor  by CHR Chair Martin Chalfie and CHR Director Rebecca Everly, highlighting the CHR’s resources for promoting human rights in science, engineering, and medicine.  These resources were developed as part of a drive by national academies worldwide to integrate human rights activities into their work.  We encourage you to browse these resources for information on how you can incorporate human rights into your existing work and to contact us if you have suggested additions to the resources. 

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January 3, 2019

Celebrating a Year of Achievements 
The protection of human rights is essential to the promotion of scientific inquiry and the realization of human dignity worldwide. To celebrate some of our achievements in 2018, the Committee on Human Rights (CHR) has produced a new infographic – CHR’s Year in Numbers.  This work would not be possible without the support of members of the National Academies that serve as CHR Correspondents. 

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December 19, 2018
MEMBER spotlight

CHR Chair Martin Chalfie Expresses Concern about Human Rights Abuses in Nicaragua
On December 19, 2018, Nature published an article detailing the worrying crackdown on students, scientists, and other academics in Nicaragua.  The crackdown began following widespread protests in response to proposed changes to the country’s social security system.  The article quotes CHR Chair Martin Chalfie, who expressed the CHR’s deep concern regarding the “threats and violence against our colleagues and the apparent targeting of academic institutions”.  Read more...

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December 10, 2018
MEMBER spotlight

CHR Chair and CHR Member among 121 Nobel Laureates Appealing for the Release of Iranian-Swedish Medical Doctor Ahmadreza Djalali
121 Nobel Laureates (including CHR Chair Martin Chalfie and CHR member Anthony Leggett) appealed to Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for assistance in the case of Iranian-Swedish medical doctor Ahmadreza Djalali.  The letter, which can be read here, calls upon Ayatollah Khamenei to ensure that Dr. Djalali is treated humanely and is released as soon as possible.  Read more...

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November 2018

CHR Member and Other Johns Hopkins Health Professionals Assist HRW in Assessing Venezuelan Crisis
To assess the effects of Venezuela's ongoing health crisis, CHR Committee member Dr. Chris Beyrer organized and supported a team of public health and medical professionals from Johns Hopkins University that joined researchers from Human Rights Watch (HRW) on a trip to Venezuela's borders. The team found outbreaks of previously well-controlled diseases, a stark increase in infant mortality rates, and severe malnutrition. For more information, read this interactive report on the team's findings and Dr. Beyrer's comment in The Lancet on infant mortality increases in Venezuela

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November 2018
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Launch of the CHR's Human Rights Web Resources
To help facilitate the critical engagement of scientists, engineers, and health professionals on human rights issues, the CHR has developed a collection of web resources that provides information about how these groups can help safeguard human rights and the free exercise of scientific inquiry.  The CHR’s web resources serve as an extension of the CHR’s “8 Things You Can Do to Promote Human Rights” poster, which you can download here.

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September 2018

Engaging with Human Rights in the National Academy Context
The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network), for which the CHR serves as the Secretariat, has produced a resource guide, Engaging with Human Rights in the National Academy Context. For more information on the themes addressed in the resource guide, view the accompanying webinar, in which several academy members participating in the H.R. Network discuss their academies' involvement in matters of human rights concern.

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September 2018

CHR Issues Proceedings in Brief of its Symposium, Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict
On December 7-8, 2017, the CHR convened a symposium on the role that scientists, engineers, and health professionals can play in addressing rights-related challenges confronting forcibly displaced persons. Major themes of the symposium – including the role of research, opportunities and risks presented by technological advances, and aid for scholars seeking to continue their careers in exile – are outlined in the Proceedings of a Symposium—in Brief.

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September 13, 2018
In MemoriAM

In Memory of Dr. Martha Vaughan, Member Emerita of the Committee on Human Rights
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of National Academy of Sciences member Martha Vaughan, who served on the Committee on Human Rights (CHR) from 1992-1998.  Dr. Vaughan was elected to the NAS in 1985 for her pioneering work in the field of metabolic regulation. Dr. Vaughan’s support over the past 32 years has been invaluable to the Committee, and we are deeply grateful to have had the pleasure to know and work with her. Read more.


June 2018
PUBLIC Statement

The Harmful Consequence of Separating Families
The presidents of NAS, NAE, and NAM have issued a statement urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to immediately stop separating migrant children from their families. Reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine contain an extensive body of evidence on the factors that affect the welfare of children – evidence that points to the danger of current immigration enforcement actions that separate children from their parents. In addition, the CHR stresses that the practice of separating parents from their children at the border is inconsistent with U.S. international human rights obligationsRead more.

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April 2018

Highlights from the CHR Refugee Symposium 
December 7-8, 2017, the Committee on Human Rights hosted a public symposium, Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict: The Role of Scientists, Engineers & Health Professionals.

The symposium was featured in The National Academies’ magazine, In Focus, in its Spring 2018 edition. Read the piece, Harnessing Science to Help Refugees, for more information about the event. You can also watch a highlight video or view the webcast recording of the symposium. 

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April 2018

The CHR's Year in Review
The CHR has had a busy and productive year, as demonstrated in our 2018 Annual Report. The report provides an overview of the CHR’s activities during the past year, including meetings/events to raise awareness of pressing issues concerning human rights and science and the use of new advocacy tools to support scientists, engineers, and health professionals suffering serious human rights abuses worldwide. Read the report.


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February 13, 2018

CHR Represented at "Science in Exile" Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Saint Mary’s University in Halifax hosted a film screening of The World Academy of Sciences’ (TWAS) new documentary, “Science in Exile”, which highlights the struggles faced by displaced scientists attempting to relocate and continue their work. Patricia Evers, Senior Program Officer for the CHR, joined the panel discussion that followed the screening. Read more.


The New Barbarism

December 18, 2017

NAM Hosts Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on the Targeting of Health Professionals in Conflict Areas
The National Academy of Medicine hosted a screening of an original documentary from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, titled The New Barbarianism. The screening was followed by a panel discussion and included Patricia Evers, Senior Program Officer at the CHR. Read more.

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May 1, 2017

New Tactics of Abuse: Digital Surveillance and Human Rights
During the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Annual Meeting, the CHR held a breakfast briefing to highlight issues surrounding digital security and human rights.  The meeting featured John Scott-Railton of The Citizen Lab, who spoke about the use of digital surveillance and technologies to target members of civil society worldwide. Read more and watch the video interview with Mr. Scott-Railton.

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May 2017
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Collaborating on Human Rights Investigations: Fire Research and Forensic Science
At the spring 2017 meeting of the CHR, Professor José Torero—the John L. Bryan Chair in Fire Protection Engineering and Director of the Center for Disaster Resilience at the University of Maryland—spoke to members about his efforts to help protect human rights through the investigation of several high-profile fires. Read more.

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October 2016
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The International H.R. Network Holds its Twelfth Biennial Meeting in Panama City, Panama
The twelfth biennial meeting of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network), for which CHR serves as Secretariat, was held from October 5-8, 2016 in Panama City, Panama. Representatives of 25 national scientific academies and scholarly societies from around the world were in attendance. The meeting included a symposium, Science and Human Rights: Navigating the CurrentsView the programs for the symposium and student session, as well as photos of meeting participants. 

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September 9, 2016

Executive Committee of the H.R. Network Issues Statement in Support of Turkish Academics
The Executive Committee issued a public statement calling for the government of Turkey to ensure that all scholars who have been removed from their positions solely as a result of having peacefully exercised internationally protected rights are reinstated without delay and that no punitive measures are taken without procedural protections for the individuals concerned. Read more. 

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September 2016
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Exploring the Tensions between National Security and Academic Freedom
During the Fall 2016 annual meeting of the NAS, Lisa Anderson, political scientist and former president of the American University in Cairo, spoke at a session convened by the CHR on academic freedom, human rights, and national security. Dr. Anderson's talk, published in Science Diplomacy, addressed global challenges to academic freedom and offered ways in which scientists can respond to such challenges. 

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August 2016
Case update

Turkish Surgeon Mehmet Haberal Elected President of the Transplantation Society
Turkish transplantation surgeon Mehmet Haberal has been elected head of the international Transplantation Society. Dr. Haberal, whose case was undertaken by the CHR following his unjust arrest in 2009, is an internationally respected transplantation surgeon. Read more.


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July 29, 2016

After failed coup, Turkey's academics feel regime's wrath
Science Magazine reports on the concern expressed by the global scientific community over the repressive measures being taken against Turkish academics following the attempted military coup on July 15. Martin Chalfie, Chair of the CHR commented on the situation, noting that “(p)rotecting national security should not be incompatible with safeguarding fundamental rule of law and human rights principles.” Read more. 

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July 25, 2016
H.R. Network Statement

Executive Committee of the H.R. Network Issues Statement Concerning Repressive Measures against Turkish Academics
Members of the H.R. Network’s Executive Committee have closely followed events in Turkey following the attempted military coup on July 15 and have called for the government of Turkey to ensure that all increasingly repressive measures taken against Turkish academics in the interest of security are consistent with Turkey’s obligations under international human rights law. See full statement.

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May 2016
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Supporting Syrian Higher Education in Crisis: Spotlight on IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund 
At the spring 2016 meeting of the CHR, James King – Assistant Director of the Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), spoke to members about IIE-SRF’s work, including its vital support of Syrian scholars during the 21st century’s worst humanitarian crisis. Read an overview of their work with threatened scholars worldwide and view video clips of James King’s presentation to the CHR.

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January 2016
H.R. Network statement

Global Scientific Community Expresses Alarm Concerning Repressive Measures Taken against Turkish Academics
Members of the H.R. Network expressed alarmed, “by the increasingly repressive and inflammatory reaction by Turkish government leaders, many university officials, and other intolerant individuals toward hundreds of Turkish colleagues, solely because they publicly expressed humanitarian concerns about the grave crisis in south eastern Turkey.”

See the full statement which was later endorsed by 30 Nobel Laureates.

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January 19, 2016

Turkish Academics Pay Price for Speaking Out on Kurds
Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize–winning chemist and Chair of the Committee on Human Rights speaks to Science Magazine about the crackdown against Turkish Academics. See article.

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October 2015
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Health Professionals and Human Rights  
During the NAM Annual Meeting, Leonard Rubenstein, Director of the Program on Human Rights, Health and Conflict (Center for Public Health and Human Rights) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in the DRC, spoke to NAM members about attacks against healthcare professionals globally and the importance of supporting the work of medical professionals in conflict zones. Watch video interviews with Dr. Mukwege and Mr. Rubenstein following the meeting.