Network for Education and Academic Rights NEAR

Linked with Council for Assisting Refugee Academics CARA.

Academic and educational rights are most frequently abused at the hand of repressive regimes, often during times of political instability. Academics, educators, students and unionists can face curtailment of their research activities, detention or in the most extreme cases, even murder. Infringements of this kind demand worldwide publicity and immediate action. Through its website, NEAR brings international attention to violations of academic freedom and educational rights … (full text Campaigns).

Alerts, Archive; Members; Workshops; Research, articles; Newsletters;
Address: , London South Bank University, 90 London Road, SE1 6LN, UK;
Contact: Phone +44 (0)207 902 7700, Fax: +44 (0)207 021 0881, e-mail.

About NEAR: The Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR) is a membership-based, non-governmental organisation which facilitates international collaboration …

… between organisations active in issues of academic freedom and educational rights, and committed to promoting an understanding of, and respect for, the values enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

NEAR was launched at the UNESCO offices in Paris on 18-19 June 2001.The UNESCO-sponsored event brought together representatives from over twenty human rights organisations, educational associations and professional bodies to establish a clearing house of information on academic freedom and education rights and facilitate joint action.

NEAR receives reports of academic rights violations from its member organisations and credible media sources which are posted as alerts on the NEAR website. Membership is open to independent, non-governmental organisations that have interests that promote academic freedom and/or human rights in education.

The NEAR offices are hosted by the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics, a charity based in London, UK.

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