Human Rights Projects: Guidelines for Scientists and Human Rights Organizations
Date Published: 
1 October 2012

A group of collaborating scientists and representatives of human right organizations prepared these guidelines as part of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition’s Working Group on Service to the Human Rights Community. The guidelines are intended to facilitate and promote cooperation between scientists and human rights organizations seeking technical expertise and to provide guidance and recommendations of relevance to both parties. These guidelines address some key considerations that will promote greater involvement of scientists with human rights work and foster strong working relationships. The following is based on the experience of the authors and, although not comprehensive, is intended to serve as a guide for establishing science and human rights partnerships.