IHRNASS Statement on Turkey (19.01.2016)

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRNASS) has issued a statement regarding the Turkish academicians right to free speech. For the pdf file please click. Furthermore as of 25 January 30 Nobel Laureates have endorsed this statement (full list here)

January 19, 2016

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (H.R. Network) supports and defends the right of fellow academics, anywhere in the world, to peacefully express their lawful opinions and concerns. We, the members of the H.R. Network’s Executive Committee, are alarmed by the increasingly repressive and inflammatory reaction by …

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The Science Academy’s Declaration on Freedom of Expression

The Science Academy’s Declaration on the Freedom of Expression

15.01.2016

The Science Academy observes with immense concern and worry the developments that have followed the declaration of the text entitled “We will not be a party to this crime”, signed by over one thousand academics. Undoubtedly, political violence and terror constitute a fierce attack on all humanitarian values including human honor and right to life, as well as all the basic rights and freedoms. Violence, hatred and hostility should never be legitimized, defended, praised or encouraged in a democratic society. Both the Turkish constitution and the treaties on human rights signed by …

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Feryal Ozel on Blackholes: BBC News (8.1.2016)

The Science Academy member Feryal Ozel was interviewed on blackholes  by BBC News.

 

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