Committee on Human Rights (ongoing)
Committee on Human Rights (CHR)
March 31, 2016
Update: Vacationing Turkish scholar arrested after her return
The firings sparked protests and statements from scientific organizations, including the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, calling on the government to respect freedom of speech.
December 13, 2013
Academics Urged to do More on Human RightsTimes Higher Education
Her committee, she explained, was a joint initiative of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, and has intervened in many countries in support of persecuted scientific colleagues. These ...
… In a new report, the human rights representatives deem the persecution of their Turkish colleagues unjust and call on the country to duly consider the evidence they present…
August 1, 2013Academies Expose Plight of Jailed Turkish scientistsNature.com (blog)
The mission's report was prepared on behalf of the Committee on Human Rights of the US National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, and the Human Rights Committee of the Leopoldina, Germany's...
The Turkish government is persecuting academics, using the court system as a political weapon, according to a report
issued today by the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRN) based in Washington, D.C…
July 6, 2012
Prominent Turkish Academic Who Advocated Secular Reforms Arrested
"Haberal is, to many people, a real hero," says Abdallah Daar, a professor of public health at the University of Toronto in Canada and an executive committee member of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies, based in Washington, D.C. "Our Human Rights Network has researched his case extensively, and we could find no evidence of him being involved in or advocating for violence." ...
June 14, 2012
Bahrain and Syria Jail Medical Workers to Undermine Protests
Nature News Blog
Bahrain and Syria are imprisoning doctors for treating wounded anti-regime protesters, a tactic that aims at extinguishing medical neutrality in order to undermine anti-regime protests, the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies has warned…
June 14, 2012
Bahrain Hands Down Sentences to Accused Medics
The verdict is a small victory for the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies. The consortium of scientists, doctors, and engineers has been pressuring Bahrain's king to release the medics and clear them of all charges...
June 7, 2012
Scholars Group Asks Bahrain's King to Release Imprisoned Medics
With just a week left in the appeal process for 20 medics who were arrested, allegedly tortured, and sentenced to lengthy prison sentences during the political uprising in Bahrain, an international group of scientists, engineers, and doctors is speaking up on their behalf…