World Congress

for freedom of scientific research

10/04/2016
The XIII Congress / General Assembly of the members of Luca Coscioni Association, held in Naples (Italy) from September 30 to October 2, 2016 set the objectives of its transnational battle: "Considering that the "right to science" or "right to enjoy the benefits of the progress of science and its applications" is recognized in various forms by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Art. 27) and stated by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Art. 15); given that Italy has ratified the Additional Protocol to the Covenant on the Economic, Social...
09/26/2016
Thanks to www.radioradicale.it the podcast of the meeting and the transcript are now available in English and Italian.  Organized by the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research and the “Associazione Luca Coscioni” in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva and with the International Institute for the Human right to science Held on September 20, 2016, h. 13.00 – 15.00 Room, XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva   PROGRAMME Introduction Hon. Mr. Benedetto Della Vedova, ...
09/26/2016
Thanks to www.radioradicale.it the podcast of the meeting and the transcript are now available in English and Italian.  Organized by the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research and the “Associazione Luca Coscioni” in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva and with the International Institute for the Human right to science Held on September 20, 2016, h. 13.00 – 15.00 Room, XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva   PROGRAMME Introduction Hon. Mr. Benedetto Della Vedova,...
09/18/2016
“Belgium is the first country in the world not to look away from the unbearable suffering conditions that can affect young people as well. Belgian rules provide sufficient safeguards to prevent the abuses and the oppression, that occur in the clandestineness, to which we are condemned by such laws like the Italian ones,", Mina Welby and Marco Cappato @ Luca Coscioni Association say. Unfortunately, the Italian media, including public service broadcasting, only address the issue to pursue cases in the news. They pretend not to know that illegal euthanasia is a reality practiced on minors...
09/15/2016
Tuesday 20 September 2016, h. 13.00 – 15.00 Room, XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva Side - Event on “The implementation of the right to enjoy scientific progress and the freedom indispensable for scientific research[1]” CONCEPT NOTE The World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research (a permanent forum to foster dialogue between scientists and politicians) and Associazione Luca Coscioni kindly invite States, relevant United Nations entities and other international and regional organizations, civil society, and academic and research bodies to attend a Panel discussion on “The...
09/15/2016
Organized by the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research and the “Associazione Luca Coscioni” in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva and with the International Institute for the Human right to science Tuesday 20 September 2016, h. 13.00 – 15.00 Room, XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva   PROGRAMME Introduction Hon. Mr. Benedetto Della Vedova, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Italy   Session 1: The role of civil society in...
09/14/2016
On the 20th of September 2016, h. 13-15, Room XXVII at the Palais des Nations in Geneva (Switzerland), the Associazione Luca Coscioni and the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN, organize a panel discussion on Science and Human Rights about: “The implementation of the right to enjoy scientific progress and the freedom indispensable for scientific research” Scientists and decision-makers will present some of the latest examples of basic and applied research in which the human rights related to freedom of...
09/14/2016
Palais des Nations, Room XXVII (Geneva, Switzerland) from 13.00 to 15.00 - Organized by the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research and the “Associazione Luca Coscioni” in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva and with the International Institute for the Human right to science Speakers: Hon. Mr. Benedetto Della Vedova, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Italy Ms. Filomena Gallo and Mr. Marco Cappato, Associazione Luca Coscioni Mr. Mikel Mancisidor,...
08/24/2016
Two Irish women who live-tweeted a trip to England so that one of them could get an abortion set off a debate over the weekend, highlighting the restrictions placed on the procedure in their home country and renewing pressure on the government to respond to calls for change. Abortion is banned in Ireland unless a woman faces an immediate risk of death, a high bar that leads thousands to leave the country each year to have the procedure. The woman who live-tweeted her abortion journey from the account @TwoWomenTravel was one of them. Accompanied by a close friend, she awoke before dawn...
08/21/2016
As in other days, the day I rebelled I was walking home from school by myself. I was 13, and I liked to wear the skirt of that godawful Peruvian school uniform above my knees. I loved my legs, and I had recently waxed them for the first time. It was Lima in the 1990s, I was crossing a street avoiding illegally parked cars shining under weak rays of sunshine and I did not even see it coming. All I felt was a burst of discomfort, a whiplash of shame. A hand slightly raising the skirt, brushing my thigh, trying to reach me. It lasted a few seconds. Like every time I experienced a “metida de mano...

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