Scientific knowledge, tools, and methods can be utilized by human rights organizations in a wide variety of ways to enhance human rights monitoring, reporting, research, documentation, technical training, and litigation. Specific scientific knowledge may be useful in reviewing technical reports, answering questions about evidence or methodology, or assisting in the design of a survey. Scientists can also be valuable in analyzing research findings, or developing or adapting new technologies to meet the specific needs of a human rights organization.
In 2008, AAAS launched On-call Scientists, a project matching scientists, engineers and health professionals with human rights organizations requiring their technical expertise. In the years since, hundreds of experts from around the globe have signed up to contribute their time and skills. This video tells the story of how science and technology are being applied in support of human rights, as told by our volunteers and human rights partners.
This podcast series features interviews with scientists and engineers about the applications of their work to human rights. Listen to the podcasts .