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The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies assists scientists, scholars, engineers, and health professionals around the world who are subjected to severe repression solely for having nonviolently exercised their rights as promulgated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The staff of the Committee on Human Rights of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C. serve as the Network’s Secretariat.

The Network’s public and resolved cases are listed below. Each case the Network undertakes is carefully investigated, using a variety of sources, before being undertaken by the Network. These individuals cannot have been known to use or advocate violence.  Most of the Network’s current cases are kept private and are only accessible to members of the Network through its private website. Learn more about the International Human Rights Network.

Current (8 cases)
Resolved (79 cases)