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2 02, 2018

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies deeply concerned about recent acts of harassment and intimidation against the Turkish Medical Association

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network) is an alliance of more than 80 national academies and scholarly societies that supports and defends the fundamental rights of fellow academics and […]

20 12, 2017

Human Rights Network releases a public statement concerning Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali’s imminent execution in Iran

H.R. Network Executive Committee has made a public statement concerning Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian disaster medicine specialist who is facing imminent execution following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold his death sentence in a […]

9 11, 2017

Human Rights and the Arctic

On 29th of September a group of researchers, activists and interested audience gathered to the House of Estates in Helsinki, Finland. Their agenda was to discuss and hear from the specialists about human rights and […]

11 10, 2017

Homeopathy: harmful or helpful? European scientists recommend an evidence-based approach

A new evaluation from EASAC confirms there is no robust, reproducible evidence that homeopathic products work.

Across Europe, many people use homeopathic products, which claim to treat a wide array of illnesses. Though these products may […]

16 05, 2017

New EASAC report on enhancing sustainability of forest management in the EU

European forests have multiple functions – from wealth and employment creation, the production of natural resources and raw materials for industry and bioenergy production, provision of spaces for leisure and recreation, conservation of nature and […]

28 03, 2017

The revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity is Published

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, has published the revised edition of The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, a document that serves the European research community as a framework for […]

23 03, 2017

New EASAC report on genome editing advises European policy-makers on how to approach groundbreaking research on plants, animals, microbes and humans

A new report by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council on genome editing gives advice to European policy-makers on groundbreaking research involving genome editing and plants, animals, microbes and patients. In this report, “Genome Editing: […]

5 12, 2016

EASAC on Circular Economy: Indicators and Priorities for Critical Materials

European Academies Science Advice Council (EASAC) has released two new reports on circular economy: “Priorities for critical materials for a circular economy” and “Indicators for a circular economy”.

Drawing on independent scientific analysis from the National Science Academies […]

14 10, 2016

Messages from the Council of Finnish Academy’s Jubilee Seminar

The Council of Finnish Academies celebrated the 40 years of collaboration between science academies in Finland by organising an open seminar October 5th 2016 at the House of the Estates in Helsinki. The seminar highlighted […]

27 07, 2016

Public Statement from International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies

International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies has made a public statement on Monday, July 25th, 2016, concerning the situation of Turkish academics following the attempted military coup on July 15.

Members of the H.R. Network’s Executive Committee state their […]