The ‘Human Right to Science’: Whose Right and Whose Duties? (Lecture by Prof. Samantha BESSON)
|Date(s)||Thursday, 25 May 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm JST|
Zoom Webinar (Register here)
|Language||English (English-Japanese simultaneous translation available)|
International human rights law guarantees a ‘right to participate in and to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications’. The lecture will explain why the so-called ‘right to science’ has largely stayed inactive, and what its recently-rekindled participatory dimension implies for its right-holders and duty-bearers. It proposes to interpret the right to science as a public good to help revise the predominant approach to science as an individual, ahistorical and acultural enterprise, and reverse the trend towards its privatization and commodification.
|Organized by||Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo|