Human Rights Activities

The Program is committed to advancing the human right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications, engaging scientists, engineers and their professional associations in human rights efforts, monitoring and enhancing assessment of emerging human rights issues related to science and technology, and furthering the use of science and technology in support of human rights through a variety of projects, activities and publications.


Upcoming Events

  • AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting: January 26-27, 2017


Science and Human Rights Report

The Science and Human Rights Report (SHRR) is a monthly newsletter intended to keep scientists, engineers and human rights practitioners informed of news, program updates, upcoming events and new resources relevant to the intersection of science, technology and human rights.



  • Manual on Environmental Health Indicators and Benchmarks: Human Rights Perspectives. Karim Ahmed, Anya Ferring and Linda Ibarra Ruiz. 2005.
  • The Right to Food: A Resource Manual for NGO’s. Sandra Epal-Ratjen and Rolf Kunnemann. 2004.
  • Core Obligations: Building a Framework for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Audrey R. Chapman and Sage Russell. 2002.
  • Promoting and Defending Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Handbook. Allan McChesney. 2000.
  • Tesauro de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales: Terminología y Violaciones Potenciales.Stephen A. Hansen. 2000. Language: Spanish.
  • Policy or Panic? The Flight of Ethnic Albanians from Kosovo, March-May 1999. Patrick Ball. 1999.
  • Data Analysis for Monitoring Human Rights. Louise Spirer and Herbert F. Spirer. 1994.
  • Guatemala: Memory of Silence. Report of the Commission for Historical Clarification, Conclusions and Recommendations (CEH).