DRAFT FINAL DECLARATION
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 meeting in february...
Anthropogenic climate change is "one of the greatest challenges of our time" as affirmed by the governments of the world. The newest comprehensive assessment Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science...
End of life decisions concern our ability to make choices concerning the end of our lives and take of the form of refusal of life sustaining treatment, being help in committing suicide, choosing
euthanasia, and make choices that must be upheld even when the person becomes unconscious.
Research with embryos and pre-embryos as well as therapeutic cloning concerns scientists' freedom to investigate human biology as well as patients' freedom to access regenerative medicine treatments that may be developed as a result of research with human embryonic stem cells.
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).