AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting
The Right to Science
July 27-28, 2017
Throughout the first day, participants will discuss the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications. Sessions will highlight briefings on research recently completed by AAAS and members of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, examples of ways in which scientists are using Article 15 to frame their research, and the "sticky questions" the right raises on its own and in relation to other, more fully articulated and widely codified human rights.
Coalition meetings convene 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.
Learn More About the Right to Science
- AAAS Work on Article 15: Human Right to Science
- AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. (2013), “Defining the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and Its Applications: American Scientists’ Perspectives.” (Report prepared by Margaret Weigers Vitullo and Jessica Wyndham).
- AAAS Board of Directors, "On the human right to the benefits of scientific progress," Statement, April 16, 2010.
Coalition Meeting July 2017: Welcoming Remarks AAAS CEO Rush Holt
The Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and Its Applications
Challenging Conceptual Questions for Implementing the Right to Science
Realizing the Right to Science in Policy and Practice
Reports on Challenging Questions and Next Steps for the Right to Science
Coalition Meeting July 2017: Closing Remarks