As democracy is weakened and economic and social conditions deteriorate, there are increasing threats to academic freedom and autonomy in Venezuelan universities. Although academic freedom and university autonomy are legally and constitutionally recognized, public policies and ‘new legislation’ undermine them.
The Summary Report on Activities is the first installment outlining SAR’s annual activities for the fiscal year spanning September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017. It covers the growth of our global network and our core work in protection, advocacy, and research & learning (values-promotion). A financial summary
Free to Think 2017 is the third installment in SAR’s reporting of attacks on higher education communities, analyzing 257 reported attacks on higher education communities in 35 countries, from September 1, 2016, to August 31, 2017. “Over the past year, we
SAR’s Student Advocacy Seminars are an exciting experiential-learning program designed to give students the opportunity to develop human rights research and advocacy skills through direct engagement on behalf of threatened members of the global higher education community. Learn more about
Scholars at Risk filed the below NGO submission to the United Nations’ Universal Period Review, expressing grave concern over threats to Pakistan’s academic freedom and the ability of its higher education space to function in a safe, free, and open
This publication, produced by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), aims to support states in protecting higher education by providing technical direction on implementing GCPEA’s Principles Of State Responsibility To Protect Higher Education From Attack. Measures outlined
Free to Think 2016 is the second installment in SAR’s reporting of attacks on higher education communities, analyzing more than 150 reported attacks on higher education communities in 35 countries, from May 1, 2015 to September 1, 2016. “In the
SAR is pleased to share the report of our eighth Global Congress, held June 7-10 in Montreal, Canada in partnership with the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill Faculty of Law, and SAR Canada Section. More than
Scholars at Risk’s legal clinics give students and faculty the opportunity to engage locally and internationally with practical and theoretical issues relating to academic freedom, responses to attacks on higher education, and related human rights issues. Learn more about and build support for
In 2014, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) developed and sought wide recognition of a statement of Principles of State Responsibility to Protect Higher Education from Attack. The primary purpose of the Principles is not to create
“Education Under Attack 2014” identifies 70 countries where attacks occurred between 2009 and 2013, including 30 where there was a pattern of deliberate attacks.
A research study of the Higher Education Working Group of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack
This article argues that existing human rights law would sustain claims for violations of academic freedom as independently and interdependently derived from the rights to freedom of opinion and expression and the right to education. This article argues that including
GCPEA study that identifies cases of military use in 26 countries spread across four continents between 2005 and 2015.
Scholars at Risk's How to Host Handbook is primarily for officers, administrators, faculty and others at higher education institutions as they explore their interest in, plan for, and host threatened scholars and other intellectuals as visiting scholars on their campuses.