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CMS Human Rights Officer

Terms of Reference

The CMS Human Rights Officer will be appointed by the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The Human Rights Officer will be responsible for monitoring violations of the human rights of mathematicians, where existing governmental, academic and professional structures make fair redress difficult or unlikely. The Human Rights Officer reports to the CMS Executive Committee through the President.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To ensure, through the CMS Notes, that the members of the Society are informed on human rights matters involving mathematicians.

  2. To submit recommendations for appropriate action to the Executive Committee.

    These actions may include, for example, the circulation and filing of petitions or letters to the responsible authorities in the name of the Society, or the members of the Society.

  3. To report to the Executive Committee on matters related to the violations of the human rights of mathematicians.

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