• Iran releases physicist Omid Kokabee after five years

    Omid Kokabee was released on parole by the Iranian government; in a small measure, your letters had an influence in this outcome. Congratulate yourself See this Nature/breaking news. http://www.nature.com/news/iran...
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  • Physicists pen a letter to the U.S. Supreme Court on diversity in Physics

    The note addresses comments from Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts and  Justice Scalia.  Today 12/16/2015, close to 2000 physicists have signed a letter to the U.S. Supreme Court. A link to the lett...
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  • The Annual Report 2014 of the Network of Concerned Historians

    The Annual Report 2014 of the Network of Concerned Historians (NCH) is now available at the following link:   http://www.concernedhistorians.org/content/ar.html   This is the 20th Annual Report of the NC...
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  • AAAS creates fund in memory of physicist Andrew Sessler

    A new source of philanthropic support for the work of the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program has been created to honor the memory of Dr. Andrew M. Sessler. The Fund was established by a gen...
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  • Academic Freedom in Egypt under threat

    The human rights of academics in Egypt are being eroded by the military regime that has taken control of the country. The Arab Spring is on hold. “Egyptian police have been unacceptably brutal in dealing with so...
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  • Psychology and War on Terror

    Today, May 12, 2014 the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology has issued the statement below, which is also available on the Coalition's website at http://www.ethicalpsychology.org/materials/Coalition-Statement-on-Compl...
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  • The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine calls for Peace

    The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine this week posted a letter asking for peace and Russian restraint and for support from the worldwide academic community. See http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations...
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  • Omid Kokabee, Amnisty International: prisoner of conscience

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT AI Index: MDE 13/047/2013 19 November 2013 Iran: Physicist Omid Kokabee must be released Amnesty International has launched a campaign calling for the immediate a...
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  • Iran: Silencing Scientists, the case of Omid Kokabee

    Iran: Silencing Scientists and Squelching Scholarship   A dialogue on how to address this pressing issue, featuring the case of Omid Kokabee, imprisoned Iranian physicist.         &...
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  • The American Physical Society's Sahkarov Prize was awarded to a jailed physics student

    Human-rights prize Omid Kokabee, a physics PhD student jailed in Iran since January 2011, was on 23 September awarded the American Physical Society’s Andrei Sakharov Prize, for courage in refusing to work on pro...
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  • Scientific Freedom key to Human Rights

    AAAS News,  30 July 2013 by Ginger Pinholster Scientific Freedom and Cross-Border Cooperation Underlie Core Human Right Panel at the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting,  July 11-12, 2013 Int...
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  • The Annual Report 2013 of the Network of Concerned Historians (NCH)

    This is the 19th Annual Report of the NCH. It contains 111 pages of news about the domain where history and human rights intersect, especially about the censorship of history and the persecution of historians, archivi...
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  • A Human Right to Science

    In an article on the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications (Article 15)  just published in Science authored by  Audrey Chapman  and  Jessica Wyndham Science 14 Ju...
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  • Privacy is a human right, Nature editorial 12 June , 2013

    The Editorial at http://http://www.nature.com/news/track-the-trackers-1.13171 states Privacy is a human right, and is essential if people are to develop autonomy. It is central to freedom of expression and associati...
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  • A group of senior American Doctors publish paper on New England Journal of Medicine

    Writing in the prestigious and influential New England Journal of Medicine, the three doctors called Guantánamo "a medical ethics free zone" and said that medical staff had a moral duty to allow the prisoners t...
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  • Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

    Fellowship Announcement: Applications due July 5, 2013. Apply Now   The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications from scholars facing ...
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  • "Human Rights: A Responsibility of Scientific Organisations Too"

    "Scientists subjected to human rights violations themselves believe that human rights cannot be disentangled from research, as science does not happen in a vacuum. 'Science in itself is not politics, but sometimes sci...
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  • Participate in a Questionnaire: How Do You View Your Responsibilities as a Scientist/Engineer?

    Dear colleague, You are invited to participate in a questionnaire aimed at identifying how scientists and engineers view their responsibilities. The questionnaire is anonymous and should take no more than 5-10 minutes...
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  • Protecting Children’s Rights: Chemists add to AAAS coalition on intersection of science and human rights

    Human rights and science are not topics that people often associate. But science can play an important role in protecting human rights. For example, scientists can use their knowledge to help study the impacts of clim...
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  • The Art and Science of Human Rights

    The latest installment of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement's SENCER newsletter series on science and human rights looks at the science and art of human rights. Read the latest article here.
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