SRHRL 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. The following resources provide an introduction to the connections between science and human rights, how scientists can enhance human rights monitoring, reporting, research,documentation, and litigation, and more. Keep reading to explore the varied collection of resources that the Program has developed.
AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Resources
The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition has produced a number of resources, intended for scientists, engineers, human rights practitioners, and the organizations to which they belong. These resources include an annotated bibliography of science and human rights, guidelines for scientists working on human rights projects, examples of collaborations between scientists and human rights organizations, a primer on scientific freedom and human rights, and more. Click here to learn more about Coalition resources.
Interested in the connections between science and human rights, or want to know more about how scientists can help? Watch our two introductory videos.
Science and Human Rights: Five Connections
SciTech Partnerships for Human Rights
In 2008, AAAS launched On-call Scientists, a project matching scientists, engineers and health professionals with human rights organizations requiring their technical expertise. In the years since, hundreds of experts from around the globe have signed up to contribute their time and skills. This video tells the story of how science and technology are being applied in support of human rights, as told by our volunteers and human rights partners.
The SciTech for Human Rights podcast series features interviews with scientists and engineers about the applications of their work to human rights. Click here to listen to the series on SoundCloud.