The Human Rights Committee appeals for scientists, engineers and health professionals suffering from serious human rights abuses. In 2021 the Committee appealed for nine academics around the world. This global activity is coordinated by International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies.
The Human Rights Committee is chaired by professor Liisa Laakso. The members – nominated by the executive committee of the Council – are professor Markku Kivinen (vice chair), associate professor Tuula Juvonen, associate professor Markus Kari, associate professor Emilia Palonen, professor Ilkka Pöyhönen and assistant professor Virpi Salojärvi.
Science secretary Veera Launis is the secretary of the Committee.
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