ISA Human Rights Committee

Established in 2013 by the ISA Executive Committee.

2013 - 2018
Sari HANAFI, American University of Beirut, Lebanon (Chair) ,  Ayse SAKTANBER, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Grazyna SKAPSKA, Jagiellonian University, Poland

2019 - 2023
Eloísa MARTIN, United Arab Emirates University, UAE (Chair), Laura OSO, Universidade da Coruña, Spain, Nazanin SHAHROKNI, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

Statements in support of sociologists who suffered the violation of human rights:

ISA endorses a statement by academics against the degradation of universities in Venezuela  July 2021
ISA endorses letter of concern about discontinuation of Anthropology and Sociology studies at University of Western Australia  July 2021
ISA supports call for reinstatement of Sociology in Greek High Schools  July 2021
ISA rejects efforts to silence critical scholars and scholarship on race, colonialism, and white supremacy and joins the signatories of the open letter in defense of Dr. Barnor Hesse March 29, 2021
ISA endorses the petition on Academic Freedom for Bogaziçi University Students and Faculty February 8, 2021
ISA endorses Carleton University petition on behalf of PhD sociologist student, Cihan Erdal, taken under custody in Turkey November 10, 2020
ISA endorses letter from presidents of professional sociological organizations in support of scholars, regarding threats of freedom of speech in two US universities November 10, 2020
ISA endorses the Advocacy Letter to ratify International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 190 September 1, 2020
ISA endorsement of Ghanian Associations July 2020
ISA statement against institutionalized racism June 2020
ISA stands against USA's economic sanctions against Iran, Venezuela and Cuba  April 2020
ISA statement concerning attacks at Indian universities, in support of Global Academics' petition January 2020
ISA endorses the letter from the Middle East Studies Association of North America December 2019
ISA Statement about the Human Rights situation in Chile December 2019
ISA statement concerning police brutality in Hong Kong, in support of Global Academics´ petition December, 2019
ISA in support of education in humanities in Bulgaria August 2019
ISA endorses statement regarding Professor Fariba Adelkhah´s arrest issued by SciencePo, Paris, France August 2019
ISA endorses Brazilian Society of Sociology press release regarding the teaching of philosophy and social sciences in Brazilian federal universities April 2019
ISA endorses statement of the Philippine Sociological Society on the Duterte regime's threats to academic freedom October 2018
ISA endorses Brazilian Society of Sociology message in defence of academic freedom of thought October 2018
ISA endorses the statement from the Brazilian Society of Sociology about the murder of sociologist Marielle Franco April 2018
ISA endorses the call from Sociological Association of Turkey about the dismissals of Faculty from Turkish Universities March 2017
ISA statement about US President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Orders February 2017
ISA endorses the statement by Indian sociologists November 2016
ISA signs petition in support of Russian pollster Levada October 2016
ISA statement in solidarity with Homa Hoodfar June 2016
ISA statement concerning academic freedom and violence in India March 2016
ISA statement concerning the murder of Giulio Regeni February 2016
ISA statement on academic freedom in Turkey February 2016