Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Ethics, science and human rights come together

SciDev.Net article:

"UNESCO has issued a draft declaration it says will be the first ever to commit governments to take a position on the ethical and human rights dilemmas raised by modern research.

"'Every culture, even those most critical of technological advances, must develop a response - be it supportive or controlling - to the emergence of new technologies [,,,] To do nothing is to make a decision,' states an accompanying memorandum.

"The draft declaration, released on 24 June, is intended by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to provide guidance on how to draft laws that regulate ethics and human rights in science."

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