The RSE, together with our sister academies in London (the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering), has formed the UK Academies Human Rights Committee. This network is in turn part of the International Human Rights Network.

The Human Rights Network assists scientists and scholars around the world who are subjected to severe repression solely for having non-violently exercised their rights as given by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The UK Human Rights Committee will act only when an individual’s human rights have been violated due to reasons directly related to their research or academic/scientific work.

The RSE is pleased to be a part of this network, which supports academic colleagues around the world.