Monday, November 2, 2009

Human Rights and Science_International Advocacy

As we view this snapshot of a man being used in human experimental trials in Nazi Germany, we should not forget that human rights issues surrounding application of science and technology do exists and must be protected, especially now, in what is now considered the age of biological revolution and development.

Here is a link to an interesting website and organization called Front Line who report and defend the protection of human rights. Although they report on numerous issues, the protection of human rights surrounding the use of science and public health and safety should also be defended.

Here is Front Line's mission: Front Line is working to ensure that the principles and standards set out in the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders are known, respected and adhered to worldwide. The Declaration, which was adopted by consensus at the UN General Assembly, makes clear that all Governments have a duty to protect, promote and implement all human rights and fundamental freedoms. It states in article 1 that "'Everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, to promote and to strive for the protection and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms at the national and international levels.'"

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