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News 2017-03-01

International Council for Science (ICSU) calls on the United States to rescind the travel ban

ICSU calls on the government of the United States of America to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” which is effectively banning entry to the United States for citizens of seven countries.

In the opinion of the Council, the Order is inappropriately broad in its scope and unfairly targets individuals based on their origin, putting it into violation of the Principle of Universality of Science, enshrined in the Council’s statutes. It is also concerned about the negative effects the Order will have on the freedom of scientific exchange among scientists and students of science worldwide, resulting in negative impacts on the progress of science, and impeding societies around the globe from benefitting from this progress.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is a member of the International Council for Science.

Read the full statement