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Human rights and scientific and technological development


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Studies on the affirmative use of science and technology for the furtherance of human rights, commissioned as a special project by the United Nations
University, following a reference to the University by the United Nations
Human Rights Commission

Edited by C.G. Weeramantry

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY PRESS

The United Nations University, 1990

The views expressed in this publication arc those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations University.

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Contents


Note to the reader from the UNU

Foreword

Introduction: United Nations approaches to human rights and scientific and technological developments

Notes

Part 1 - Scope and objectives

The problems, the project, and the prognosis

Part 2 - Global perspectives

2. Science, technology, and human rights: a prospective view

Notes
Bibliography

3. Technological self-reliance and cultural freedom

Notes
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4. Human rights and scientific and technological progress: a western perspective

Notes
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Part 3 - International response

5. Impacts of scientific and technological progress on human rights: normative response of the international community

Notes
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6. The institutional responses

Notes
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Part 4 - Some specific Issues

7. Human rights and the structure of the scientific enterprise

Notes
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8. Human rights, technology, and development

Notes
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9. Human rights and environmental issues

Notes
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Part 5

10. Conclusions and recommendations

Appendices

Appendix 1. resolution 1986/9 of the commission on human rights
Appendix 2. Declaration on the use of scientific and technological progress in the interests of peace and for the benefit of mankind

Contributors