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 and Cultural Rights, that allows citizens to report specific UN violations of human rights, including those relating to research and its benefits, the Congress commits the policy-makers to continue to mobilize all political and legal means, needed to raise the issue of the “right to science” in regional and international forums like the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, and to strengthen the monitoring of the state of freedom of research in the world. “