|1 Apr 2020 - 3 Apr 2020||All day||Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT|
*This event has been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to reschedule the workshop sometime in autumn 2020*
The Right to Science and the 2017 UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers
gloknos is delighted to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of researchers involved in furthering our understanding of the Right to Science and its implementation as a universal right. This event is in collaboration with Prof Helle Porsdam, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Rights at the University of Copenhagen – please contact Prof Helle Porsdam directly for more information on the group’s research.
We all have a human right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress (the Right to Science [RtS]). The right has its origins in Article 27 of the United Nation’s 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted in the wake of World War II. In 1966, the UN turned these commitments into binding obligations under international law. The implication is that, just as governments are expected to respect the rights to, say, freedom of speech and due process, so they must also adopt measures to respect and ensure the RtS. The existence of this right is important for researchers and society. It adds a legal and moral dimension to a range of fundamental issues, including scientific freedom, funding, and policy, as well as access to data, materials, and knowledge. Yet, despite its potential for furthering science and human rights causes, the RtS has not received the attention it deserves.
If you are interested in attending the public symposium (1-2 April), please contact Samantha Peel.
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gloknos is initially funded for 5 years by the European Research Council through a Consolidator Grant awarded to Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya for her project ARTEFACT (2017-2022). ARTEFACT is funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (ERC grant agreement no. 724451). For information about gloknos or ARTEFACT please contact the administrator in the first instance.
Wednesday 1 April 2020
|14:00 - 14:15||
|14:15 – 15:00||
Scientific Freedom as a Constitutive Element of the Right to Science
Sebastian Porsdam Mann
|15:00 – 15:45||
The Recommendation in International Law
|15:45 – 16:15||
|16:15 – 17:00||
Understanding (and Misunderstanding) Technology
|17:00 – 17:45||
UNESCO on Science as a Common Good
Thursday 2 April 2020
|09:00 – 09:15||
|09:15 – 10:00||
Relevance of the UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers for Addressing Issues Concerning Research Integrity
|10:00 – 10:30||
|10:30 – 11:15||
Intellectual Property, Scientific Research and Human Rights: An Imaginary Conflict?
|11:15 – 12:00||
It’s not a Coin, it’s a Sphere: Reimagining Dual-Use and its Relationship to the Precautionary Principle
|12:00 – 13:00||
|13:00 – 13:45||
Ethical Permissions and Scientific Progress: How to Find the Right Balance?
|13:45 – 14:30||
The Recommendation: A view from within UNESCO
|14:30 – 15:00||
|15:00 – 15:45||
Knowledge Stocks, Knowledge Flows, Normative Rules, and the Reality: UNESCO Recommendation on the Role of Science in National Policy and Decision Making, International Cooperation and Development
|15:45 – 16:00||