Science as a Cultural Human Right

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The human right to science, outlined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, recognizes everyone's right to "share in scientific advancement and its benefits" and to "enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications." This right also requires state parties to develop and disseminate science, to respect the freedom of scientific research, and to recognize the benefits of international contacts and cooperation in the scientific field.
In Science as a Cultural Right, Helle Porsdam argues robustly for the role of the right to science now and in the future. The book analyzes the legal stature of this right, the potential consequences of not establishing it as fundamental, and its connection to global cultural rights. It offers the basis for defending the free and responsible practice of science and ensuring that its benefits are spread globally.
Translated title of the contributionVidenskaben som en kulturel menneskeret
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPhiladelphia, PA
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
Number of pages199
ISBN (Print)978-1-5128-2293-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5128-2294-6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2022
SeriesPennsylvania Studies in Human Rights

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