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CHR Endorses IHRN Statement Condemning Attacks on Medics in the United States
August 24, 2020

IHRN Medics statementThe 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...


CHR Condemns Attacks Against Scientists and Public Health Experts Battling COVID-19 in the United States
July 24, 2020

attacks on scienceAs 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.


Online Guide for Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals Under Threat

Confronting Rights Abuse with white borderTo help empower colleagues undergoing rights abuse, along with their families and other supporters, and to assist them in obtaining justice, the CHR has produced Confronting Human Rights Abuses:  A Guide for Supporting Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals Under Threat. This e-guide, specifically tailored to scientists, engineers, and health professionals, includes information on international human rights norms and complaint mechanisms, advocacy tools and strategies, and assistance providers.





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