SAR Switzerland

The Right to Science and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Science and human rights are closely interrelated.
On the one hand, the rights to scientific advancement and to participate in scientific knowledge are embodied in
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On the other hand, these rights are equally important in promoting the relevance of human rights. Nevertheless (or for that very reason?), scientists are still exposed to dangers and repressions in many countries. We discuss this topic with:
Prof. Dr. Martina Caroni (Delegate for Human Rights of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences; tenured
professor of International, Constitutional and Comparative Law, University of Lucerne)
Dr.Yudit Namer (School of Public Health, Bielefeld University)