Around the world, national academies and their members have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of the human condition. Their knowledge and expertise is essential in addressing pressing domestic and international concerns related to science and technology. Engagement with internationally recognized human rights norms complements this vital work and helps to shape responsible solutions to new global challenges.
The IHRN's guide highlights the creative, and varying, ways in which national academies around the world are integrating human rights activities into their work. In particular, it examines:
Appeals Concerning Human Rights Violations
Assistance Following Conflict and Human Rights Abuse
Human Rights Dialogue and Research
We hope the guide inspires academies wishing to become more involved with human rights issues. For more information on the themes addressed in the resource guide, view the accompanying webinar,in which several academy members participating in the IHRN discuss their academies' involvement in matters of human rights concern.