World Congress

for freedom of scientific research

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Betty WILLIAMS, John HARRIS, Ramin JAHANBEGLOO, Marco PERDUCA, Taïeb BACCOUCHE, Marco CAPPATO
04/06/2014
DRAFT FINAL DECLARATION  (open for comments) We, the undersigned, women and men of science, politicians, citizens met in Rome (Chamber of Deputies and Capitol hill) for the Third meeting of the World Congress for Freedom of Research. We welcome the continuation of the World Congress initiative, started with the Constituent Assembly meeting in October 2004 and continued through the first...

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Speech at the EU Preparatory meeting of the Third World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research Minister Bonino, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am...
Speech at the EU Preparatory meeting of the Third World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research Moi je vais faire plutôt une introduction et non une intervention. First of all I am very...
Speech at the EU Preparatory meeting of the Third World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research Some of you have been following the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research for...
Speech at the EU Preparatory meeting of the Third World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research First, I want to thank everybody for attending this meeting. I contribute to this interesting...
Speech at the EU Preparatory meeting of the Third World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research I have been trying to follow almost all the speeches that have been given so far. As a...

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In the United States, the Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with whether corporations may refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraception to their workers based on the owners’ religious beliefs (March 2014).
Radio segment discussing hot the Spanish government is on its way to creating one of the toughest abortion laws in Europe — a near-total ban, except in cases of rape or grave risk to the mother's health. Serious birth defects will no longer be grounds for terminating a pregnancy (February 2014).
Six months after the U.S. federal government forced it to stop its treatments, the Houston-based Celltex Therapeutics moved its operations to Mexico to avoid the long arm of the law (February 2013).
An abortion law reform bill has been passed by the Tasmanian lower house, and is awaiting debate by the state's upper house. If passed it decriminalize abortion on request to 16 weeks gestation, and after that point if two doctors approve (April 2013).
A bill to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Australian state of Tasmania has failed in the lower house by a vote of 13 to 11. The result was anticipated, but the battle was still heated, with ten hours of debate over two days (October 2013).