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Human Rights, Law & Ethics

AAAS has a long-standing commitment to cultivate responsible science in the service of society and build bridges between science and the greater public. It fosters and facilitates the responsible practice and application of science in the service of society and addresses legal, ethical, and human rights considerations to which science gives rise. Questions of values, ethics, human rights, and law are raised by the emergence of new technologies. AAAS provides a space for assessment and advocacy on the responsible development and application of science and technology, and communication and collaboration between the scientific communities and human rights and legal communities.