Programs: Science and Policy
AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program
The Right to Travel
A Clearinghouse of Information on Scientific and Academic Travel Between Cuba and the US
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Since 1998, the AAAS Science and Human Rights Program has been involved in researching and advocating for scientists' right to travel between Cuba and the United States. In 2000, the Science and Human Rights Program, in cooperation with the Latin American and Caribbean Program, established an online resource, The Clearinghouse of Information on Scientific and Academic Travel between Cuba and the US. The goal of this website was to provide the scientific community with clear and useful information on scientific and academic travel between Cuba and the US.
While AAAS Science and Human Rights Program remains committed to the issue of freedom of movement, the Clearinghouse project officially ended in mid-2002. The Science and Human Rights Program will continue to host the Clearinghouse website as it contains a wealth of information about US-Cuba scientific collaboration and documents the history of the Right to Travel Project. Readers are encouraged to consult US government sources for the most current travel policies as such policies are periodically altered.
The 1998 AAAS Science and Human Rights Program Publication, The
Right to Travel: the Effect of Travel Restrictions on Scientific Collaboration
between American and Cuban Scientists, is available online.