Primer on Scientific Freedom and Human Rights
Date Published: 
15 April 2012

This primer focuses on equipping scientific and engineering societies, as well as other scientifically-oriented organizations, with the tools to effectively develop processes and procedures to address human rights issues, particularly responding to allegations of human rights violations. The primer has emerged out of discussions arising from the Welfare of Scientists Working Group of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science and Human Rights Coalition. The primer was developed and drafted at the American Chemical Society (ACS) with input from members of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition.