16 Jul

Science & Human Rights Coalition Meeting: Business & Human Rights

16 Jul 2015 through 17 Jul 2015
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
AAAS, Washington D.C.

Agenda

Session Summaries

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting
Corporations, Human Rights, Science and Technology
July 16-17, 2015

Throughout the first day of this meeting, participants discussed international human rights principles that guide the conduct of corporations, and in particular, the implications of these norms for the work of scientists, engineers, and health professionals. Policy-makers, industry leaders, and human rights advocates will address the human rights responsibilities of businesses that rely heavily on scientific research and technology. Speakers also addressed the important role of science and technology in conducting Human Rights Impact Assessments and other types of research and documentation that are key components of the business and human rights framework.

Since the launch of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition in January 2009, Coalition meetings have convened scientists, engineers, and health professionals with human rights leaders and policy makers to discuss emerging issues at the nexus of science and human rights. The Coalition serves as a catalyst for the increased involvement of scientific, engineering, and health associations and their members in human rights-related activities. Watch an archived webcast of the January 2015 Coalition Meeting (Big Data and Human Rights).

Highlights

 

 

Opening Remarks

 

 

Welcoming Remarks

 

 

Human Rights Impacts

 

 

Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

 

 

Small Group Report

 

 

Looking to the Future

 

 

Closing Remarks