World Congress

for freedom of scientific research


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...


To the President of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Matteo Renzi To the Commissioner of Expo 2015, Dr. Giuseppe Sala To the President of the Region of Lombardy, Hon. Roberto Maroni To the ...
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...
Science remains the most powerful tool that our species has at its disposal to deal with the planet and its challenges – the only one to which we continue to show hope and faith, both increasingly...
If we have to define human rights, we can say that the idea of human rights is an expression of the political and moral relationship that should prevail between individuals and society out of the...
How to be Good? is the pre-eminent question for ethics,  although one that philosophers and ethicists seldom address head on.  Knowing how to be good, or perhaps more modestly and more...

Research and Self Determination Index

End of life

Research with embryo


Assisted reproduction


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).