"to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society"
The Human Rights Committee
The Human Rights Committee includes members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and the Swedish Academy.
The Committee works to observe and react on abuses of human rights of scientist and scholars throughout the world. The work of the Committee is based on principles set forth in the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Committee works independently on the basis of i.a. specific cases and issues evoked by the Network Secretariat.
Through this common Committee, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and the Swedish Academy participate in an international academy network, The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies, with its secretariat at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., USA.