However, it is appalling that national laws concerning racism (or any law for that matter) can be used to bring charges to attack researchers for revealing politically unpalatable aspects of the historical record.
For CFRS, as the custodian of the Principle of Universality of Science on behalf of ICSU, it is critically important that local and national governments, as well as national and global academic institutions, actively support and protect the freedom of scholars in history, cultural studies, social or political sciences to publish their findings, even when dealing with politically sensitive issues such as war, migration, and minorities. In this perspective, the support offered from the scholarly community in Greece to Professor Richter during his arrest and trial is reassuring.
Call for nominations: ISC Awards Programme
Violence on JNU campus
Graduate student Xiyue Wang released
Science International: at-risk researchers
Remembering John Sulston
Future of Science: Voices from our partners
Advisory note: Responsibilities for Preventing, Avoiding, and Mitigating Harm to Researchers Undertaking Fieldwork in Risky Settings
International Council for Science issues an advisory note on the issue of gender-based harassment in the practice of science
Advisory Note: Mobility and Field Research in the Sciences: Gender Equality and Prevention of Harassment
New members of the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science announced
CFRS supports scientists whose human rights are under threat as a result of scientific activity
Call for nominations: ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science
Work Plan for the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS) 2014-2017
Organisation of international scientific meetings: recommendations from ICSU policy committee
The International Council for Science pledges support for scientists in the L’Aquila case
Advisory Note on Bias in Science Publishing
Global scientific community affirms its shared responsibilities for the integrity of science and its role in society
Publication practices and indices and the role of peer review in research assessment (2008)
Responding to New Threats to Scientific Freedom, ICSU Revises and Reaffirms Commitment to the 'Universality of Science'