III Demospaz Research Seminar: “The human right to science”, 23rd of November of 2017, Madrid



Descripción: The third research seminar of the Institute dealt with the topic of the human right to science, a rather unknown one and often forgotten by human rights activists. Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights indicates that “Every person has the right to participate in scientific progress and the benefits resulting from it.” In order to advance in the implementation of this right it is crucial to define it normative content. This right could include key issues such as: the access to technology; the protection of the freedom and security of research; the participation in risk control, international scientific cooperation, amongst others. In this seminar we address all of these issues, as well as other aspects related to the human right to science.

Speakers: Mikel Mancisidor, member of the UN’s Committee of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and rapporteur at the Committee for the General Observation of the Human Right to Science, and Jose María Carrascosa, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Autonomous University of Madrid and Dean of the Faculty of Science.