World Congress

for freedom of scientific research

09/15/2017
Andrea Boggio
In the summer of 2017, Chile legalized abortion under some circumstances. The legislation, which will take effect in January 2018, legalizes abortion in cases of “risk to the mother’s life,” “fetal malformation incompatible with life,” and rape.
09/15/2017
We are pleased to invite you at this workshop wich will face the matter of the importance of the right to ejoy the benefits of science and the promotion of the freedom of research around the world. The meeting will be held the 28 September in Turin (room A1 - Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100). More infos and details HERE. We look forward to your partecipation.
08/22/2017
SANTIAGO, Chile —  Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal voted on Monday to legalize abortion under limited circumstances, reinstating a right Chilean women lost 28 years ago in the twilight of the military dictatorship. Congress approved a bill this month allowing abortion when the mother’s life is in danger; when the fetus is unviable; or when the pregnancy is the result of rape. Despite the majority vote in Congress and widespread public support for the bill, right-wing legislators filed two requests for review before the tribunal, claiming the law would violate the constitutional...
08/19/2017
Earlier this year a group of Catholic hospitals and clinics for the mentally ill in Belgium announced that it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia on its premises. The group is linked to a religious order, the Brothers of Charity. Earlier this month Pope Francis issued an ultimatum: this must stop by the end of August. He also ordered the three Brothers who serve on the 15-member board to sign a letter stating that  they “fully support the vision of the magisterium of the Catholic Church, which has always confirmed that human life must be respected and protected in absolute terms...
07/07/2017
RIGHT TO SCIENCE AND FREEDOM OF RESEARCH  ON NARCOTIC AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES International Conference organized by Associazione Luca Coscioni, hosted by the University of Turin September 29, 2017, Campus Luigi Einaudi - Torino On the occasion of the fourth meeting of the G7 Ministers of Science and Technology in Turin, UNITO will host the conference organized by Associazione Luca Coscioni on ‘Right to science and freedom of research on narcotic and psychotropic substances’. Within this context, the Interest Group on Bioethics and International and European Biolaw...
06/30/2017
THE RIGHT TO ENJOY SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS, AND THE FREEDOM INDISPENSABLE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH June 30, 2017, 11.00am-13.00pm Conference Room XXVII Palais des Nations of the UN CONCEPT-NOTE Freedom and responsibility are the proverbial two sides of the science medal. Norms, policies and agreements regulating science, whether at the national or international level, must achieve multiple goals simultaneously, including letting scientist carry out their work; ensuring transparent public and private support of research; guaranteeing the free circulation of their discoveries and...
05/23/2017
Jessica M. Wyndham (Interim Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) and Margaret Weigers Vitullo (Director of Academic and Professional Affairs at the American Sociological Association) discuss the 2017 March for Science in the context of the human right to science for openDemocracy. The authors present key findings of an AAAS study on the right to science. In particularly, they highlught the fact that the benefits of science (1) go "beyond medicines and crop rotation techniques, beyond...
05/10/2017
As a young woman, I had no particular desire to be a mother. I was neither for nor against having and raising a child, and as things were at the time, the opportunity had not presented itself. That changed when I was 29 and met Jim, the man who would become my husband. In 2002, not long after we married, I gave birth to my son. In my 20s, I was neutral about parenthood partly because, as a woman with cerebral palsy, I was spared the usual intrusive questioning and expectations about having children that most women are subject to. People never pressured me to have children; they just...
05/08/2017
No issue in America is more toxic than abortion, and that’s partly because it is today so closely associated with religion. While many feminists see abortion as a matter of choice, some Christians see it as murder. Then there are people like Dr. Willie Parker. Dr. Parker is black, feminist and driven by his Christian faith to provide abortions in the South, where women seeking to terminate a pregnancy have few options.  Parker writes in his new memoir, “Life's Work.” “I am protecting women’s rights, their human right to decide their futures for themselves, and to live their lives...
05/01/2017
The Japan News/Yomiuri   TOKYO – The Japanese government plans to revise its basic policy on conducting research on human embryos, in an effort to implement state-led regulations on such research, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. Aiming to meet the challenges posed by new technologies such as genome editing – a technology that efficiently alters genes – the government is considering limiting human embryo modification through genome editing to basic research, and prohibiting both the implantation of embryos with altered genes in a uterus and the live births of such embryos....

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