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Intersections of Science, Ethics and Human Rights: The Question of Human Subjects Protection

The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition is a network of scientific membership organizations that recognize a role for science and scientists in efforts to realize human rights. The Coalition’s Science Ethics and Human Rights Working Group is primarily dedicated to identifying, analyzing and reinforcing the links between international human rights law and the ethical principles guiding the conduct of scientific research, the practice of science and the use of science and technology. We pursue this aim by engaging professional scientific, engineering and health associations in an ongoing dialogue about the relationship of human rights to research ethics.

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