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 scientific research could be applied, namely in genome editing, stem cell research, in vitro fertilization and will urge the United Nations to promote the full implementation and the respect of those rights in the framework of the International Covenant on Ecomomic Social and Cultural Rights.
I PART: The role of civil society in monitoring the freedom of scientific research
Chair: Filomena GALLO and Marco CAPPATO, Associazione Luca Coscioni
II PART: Stem Cell Research and genome editing – political decisions and patients rights
Chair: Marisa JACONI, University of Geneva, and Marco GENTILI, ALS patient
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