Programs: Science and Policy
AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program
Directory of Persecuted Scientists, Engineers, and Health ProfessionalsBy Victoria Baxter
The AAAS Science and Human Rights Program (SHR or the Program) was established in 1977 to give scientists a way to help their colleagues around the world whose human rights are threatened or violated. Mobilizing effective assistance to protect the human rights of scientists around the world remains central to its mission, as well as making the tools and knowledge of science available to benefit the field of human rights.
The Program monitors human rights violations perpetrated against scientists, engineers, and health professionals, and organizes campaigns on their behalf. Program staff engages the scientific community about the connections between science and human rights and encourages scientists, engineers, and scientific and engineering organizations to work for the promotion and protection of the human rights standards enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and international human rights treaties.
The persecuted scientists listed in this Directory were cases taken up by the AAAS Science and Human Rights Network through of the AAAS Human Rights Action Network (AAASHRAN) during 2003 and 2004. The findings and conclusions of this report are those of the author. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Board or Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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