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), docent Tuula Juvonen, docent Markus Kari, docent Emilia Palonen, professor Ilkka Pöyhönen, assistant professor Virpi Salojärvi and docent Outi Luova.
Academy Secretary Arto Miettinen is the Secretary of the Committee.
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