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Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program

The Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law (SRHRL) Program fosters and facilitates the responsible practice and application of science in the service of society. The Program addresses ethical, legal and human rights issues related to the conduct and application of science and technology. The Program is committed to promoting high standards for the practice of science and engineering; 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 ethical, legal, and human rights issues related to science and technology; furthering the use of science and technology in support of human rights; and initiating activities to address the impact of developments at the intersection of science, technology, and law.

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UPDATE: Register for the 2020 Science, Technology and Human Rights Virtual Conference!

On October 22-23, 2020, the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition will host its first-ever virtual conference. Open to all who are interested in building connections across science, technology and human rights, the virtual format will include new opportunities for engagement.
To register and read updates on the program and other details, please visit In the meantime, videos and reports on the 2019 conference are available at

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