Human Rights

The American Physical Society is committed to the human rights of scientists.

Committee on International Freedom of Scientists

APS monitors and advocates for the rights of scientists in the United States and around the globe through the Committee on International Freedom of Scientists (CIFS).
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Andrei Sakharov Prize

This prize is awarded every two years to recognize outstanding leadership and/or achievements of scientists in upholding human rights.
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Human Rights Statements

APS acknowledges the rights of scientists through official statements.
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The following links to various human rights related resources are provided by CIFS.

Physics & Human Rights

Fundamental Human Rights & Freedoms
 Learn about the principal guaranteed rights and freedoms. This resource was prepared by CIFS member The Hon. Robert French AC. 

Science & Human Rights

Human Rights Organizations

Academic Freedom in the United States

Science & Responsibility