The Program has published a number of books and reports that are available online and for purchase. These resources are listed below by topic. In addition, the Program publishes two newsletters that are available online. To request a print copy of one of the Program’s publications, please email us your order and include “SRHRL Publication” in the subject line. Please do not fax your orders. Payment for publications can be made with a check or credit card. Payment must be received before your order will be shipped.


Professional Ethics Report

Professional Ethics Report (PER), which has been in publication since 1988, reports on news, events, programs, activities, and resources related to professional ethics issues, with a particular focus on those professions whose members are engaged in scientific research and its applications. Each quarterly issue is comprised of a cover story addressing one particular issue or event, sometimes written by an expert outside the AAAS; a series of in the news stories; brief updates from the societies; and resources and announcements.

Science and Human Rights Report

The Science and Human Rights Report (SHRR) is a monthly newsletter intended to keep scientists, engineers and human rights practitioners informed of news, program updates, upcoming events and new resources relevant to the intersection of science, technology and human rights. Inclusion of a specific news item, event or resource is not intended to suggest our endorsement of the views expressed therein. Submissions to the newsletter are welcome and can be made via email.



Economic, Social & Cultural Rights


Human Rights Indicators

Right to Health and Healthcare

Scientific Freedom

  • The Right to Travel: An Essential Freedom for Scientists and Academics. Alistair T. Ilses and Morton Sklar. 1996. ($5.00)
  • The Right to Travel: The Effect of Travel Restrictions on Scientific Collaboration Between American and Cuban Scientists. Elisa Munoz. 1998. ($5.00)


Statistics and Human Rights

  • Data Analysis for Monitoring Human Rights. Louise Spirer and Herbert F. Spirer. 1994. ($15.00)
  • Policy or Panic? The Flight of Ethnic Albanians from Kosovo, March-May 1999. Patrick Ball. ($15.00)
  • Political Killings in Kosova/Kosovo, March-June 1999: A Cooperative Report by the Central and East European Law Initiative of the American Bar Association and the Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Distributed by: ABA-CEELI. American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative. ($15.00)
  • Draining the Sea: An Analysis of Terror in Three Rural Communities in Guatemala (1980-1984), Historical Notebook Series, 1996. ($5.00)
  • Guatemala: Memory of Silence. Report of the Commission for Historical Clarification, Conclusions and Recommendations (CEH).
  • Guatemala: Memoria del Silencio (CD-ROM).Comisión para el Esclaracimiento Histíríco (CEH). Language: Spanish. ($10.00)
  • State Violence in Guatemala, 1960-1996: A Quantitative Reflection. Patrick Ball, Paul Kobrak, and Herbert F. Spirer. Spanish version.