October 1, 2014

Annual Reports

2013 Annual Report

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Summaries of 2013 Cases The Committee of Concerned Scientists advocated for sixteen individuals or groups during 2013 in ten countries. This reduced caseload enabled us to focus on several individual cases in which CCS had taken the lead and fostered cooperation with other human rights organizations. We were also able to cover events concerning human rights issues that were germane to our cases  … continue reading >>

2012 Annual Report

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Summaries of 2012 Cases During 2012, the Committee of Concerned Scientists continued to advocate on behalf of scientists, academics, engineers and physicians. We wrote in concern for more than 23 individuals or groups of individuals, located in 9 countries. We generally addressed our letters (available in full on our website, concernedscientists.org) to the heads of state, as well as to the  … continue reading >>

2011 Annual Report

During 2011, the Committee of Concerned Scientists continued to advocate on behalf of scientists, physicians, engineers and scholars, as well as groups or scientific organizations threatened for political reasons. We wrote in concern for more than 20 individual colleagues or their organizations, located in 17 countries. We generally addressed our letters to the heads of state, as well as to the  … continue reading >>

2010 Annual Report

During 2010, the Committee of Concerned Scientists continued to advocate on behalf of scientists, academics, and their organizations. We wrote in concern for over 35 individuals or organizations, located in 15 countries. We generally addressed our letters to the heads of state, as well as to the ministries or local authorities with jurisdiction over the case when we were able to identify them.  … continue reading >>

2009 Annual Report

During 2009, the Committee of Concerned Scientists continued to advocate on behalf of over 50 scientists, academics, and their organizations, located in 19 countries.  … continue reading >>

2008 Annual Report

During 2008, the Committee of Concerned Scientists continued to advocate on behalf of over 40 scientists, academics, and their organizations in 15 countries. Our letters are usually addressed to the head of state of the country involved, as well as the ministries that may have jurisdiction over the case. Occasionally, we also contact the US embassy in the country in case or the US State  … continue reading >>

2007 Annual Report

This year the Committee of Concerned Scientists — now 35 years old — spoke out for scholars and scientists in sixteen countries who were the victims of human-rights abuse. We took action to help our academic colleagues around the world whose work was hindered by illegal or repressive measures. Many of these individuals were harassed for their support of human rights or for their critical attitudes  … continue reading >>

2006 Annual Report

This year the Committee of Concerned Scientists -- now 34 years old – spoke out for scholars and scientists in nineteen countries who were the victims of human-rights abuse or repression. We acted on behalf of our academic colleagues around the world, upholding their rights to speak, move, and share their work freely. In many cases we were gratified to see that unjust imprisonment was ended or  … continue reading >>

2005 Annual Report

This year the Committee of Concerned Scientists – now 33 years old – raised its voice on behalf of scholars and scientists in twenty-eight countries on five continents. We repeatedly took action to help our academic colleages around the world whose work was hindered by illegal or repressive measures. Many of these individuals were harassed for their support of human rights or for their critical  … continue reading >>

Annual Report 2004

In our 33rd year, the Committee of Concerned Scientists continued to play its role as vocal advocate for scientific colleagues around the world. We worked actively to protest the illegal or repressive treatment of individuals, often punished for their prodemocracy positions or critical attitudes towards their own governments. Again and again we acted to help scientists, engineers, physicians,  … continue reading >>