A network of scientific and engineering membership organizations that recognize a role for scientists and engineers in human rights.
Areas of Work
The Coalition’s programmatic work is carried out along two parallel tracks: specialized areas of work and an overarching initiative. The two sets of activities are mutually supportive and reinforcing, with progress on one enhancing the likelihood of progress in another.
- Welfare of Scientists Area I expands participation and effectiveness of professional societies in defending human rights and responding to individual cases of violations, and increases awareness and implementation of human rights frameworks.Learn more about this area of work 
- Ethics and Human Rights Area II raises the visibility of human rights principles as part of the practice of science and its applications, linking ethics codes that guide the scientific, engineering and health communities to human rights principles.Learn more about this area of work 
- Service to the STEM Community Area III develops human rights‐related activities and services for the STEM community to build the commitment and capacity of professional associations to engage meaningfully in human rights by leveraging the experience of their members.Learn more about this area of work 
- Service to the Human Rights Community Area IV strengthens communication between the scientific, engineering and health communities and human rights organizations to identify human rights efforts that could benefit from scientific approaches, tools and technologies. Learn more about this area of work 
- Education and Information Resources Area V identifies, compiles and develops resources and creates opportunities for exchange in order to establish a stronger foundation for productive, collaborative human rights efforts, and contributes to the professional development of educators.Learn more about this area of work 
- Outreach and Communication Area VI aims to expand the Coalition’s impact by building bridges with scientific, engineering, and health professionals as well as the human rights community to enhance the contributions of these communities to human rights efforts.Learn more about this area of work 
Coalition members undertake a common initiative to advance the human right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications. The current Joint Initiative is aimed at Article 15: Right to the Benefits of Scientific Progress .