The Human Rights Committee of Sweden’s Scientific and Literary Academies includes members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, the Swedish Academy and the Young Academy of Sweden.
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 academies 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.