Freedom of Research and the Right to Science: From Theory to Advocacy

Chapter from Simona Giordano, John Harris, & Lucio Piccirillo (eds.), The Freedom of Scientific Research: Bridging the Gap between Science and Society, Manchester University Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-5261-2767-9.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 018-39

22 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2018

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Andrea Boggio

Bryant University

Cesare P.R. Romano

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Date Written: October 25, 2018

Abstract

While international law recognizes a human right to science, the binding normative content of this right needs to be better clarified and specified. To advance our understanding of this understudied right, this chapter offers a theoretical analysis of ways in which the right to science can be realized. The chapter is divided in three sections: the first section discusses the recognition of the right to science under international and regional legal instruments; the second presents a literature review; and the third discusses how judicial and political mobilisation as paths to contribute to our understating of this right and defining its normative content as well as ensuring that states incorporate this right in their policies and respect it.

Suggested Citation

Boggio, Andrea and Romano, Cesare P.R., Freedom of Research and the Right to Science: From Theory to Advocacy (October 25, 2018). Chapter from Simona Giordano, John Harris, & Lucio Piccirillo (eds.), The Freedom of Scientific Research: Bridging the Gap between Science and Society, Manchester University Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-5261-2767-9.; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 018-39. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3273032

Andrea Boggio

Bryant University ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://departments.bryant.edu/history-and-social-sciences/faculty/andrea-boggio.htm

Cesare P.R. Romano (Contact Author)

Loyola Law School Los Angeles ( email )

919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
United States

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