Support Urged for Persecuted Engineers

by Eric G. Stover, Editor and Human Rights Coordinator; Clearinghouse on Science and Human Rights, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1515 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20005,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 5, Pg. 50-52

Document Type: Feature article


Engineers in Iraq, Argentina and the Soviet Union, as well as other countries, are facing growing harassment at their place of work, and also imprisonment, and often death by their governments because of their professional and political beliefs. The infringements of the basic human rights of these engineers are in direct violation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In April 1980, ASCE's Board of Direction adopted a statement urging its members to take an active role in support of foreign colleagues suffering human rights violations.

Subject Headings: Political factors | Developing countries | Government | Iraq | Middle East | Asia | Argentina | South America

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