Workshop helps to define the human right to benefit from science
Conscience. Expression. Property. Fair trial. Peaceful assembly. And science?
Yes, says the University of Delaware’s Tom Powers, the international community has declared that there is an inalienable human right to science.
In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees in Article 27 “the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.”
The same right was reaffirmed by the U.N. General Assembly in Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 1966. (more…)