Programs: Science and Policy
AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program
American Anthropological Association
Association of American Geographers
Please contact working group co-chairs for more information.
AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition
Area of Activity II: Ethics and Human Rights
We aim to raise the visibility of human rights principles as part of the practice of science and its applications, including but not limited to scientific research, engineering and technology. One way we do this is by encouraging scientific, engineering and health associations to incorporate human rights frameworks into their professional codes of ethics and ethical discussions.
|Human Rights, Ethics and Scientific Responsibility|
Develop a report that explores the meaning of scientific responsibility as a corollary of the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress (Article, 15, ICESCR), including case studies.
|Report: Intersections of Ethics with Human Rights for the Physical, Life, Health and Engineering Sciences|
Develop a report aimed at generating discussion among the physical, life, health and engineering sciences about how best to address human rights as part of the practice and applications of their work.
|Digital Case Archive|
Develop and compile a digital archive of disciplinary-specific cases of contemporary ethical challenges relevant to human rights.
|Ethics and Human Rights Report and Workshop|
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