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Science & Human Rights Coalition Meeting: Business & Human Rights

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).



Opening Remarks


Welcoming Remarks


Human Rights Impacts


Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives


Small Group Report


Looking to the Future


Closing Remarks