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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Right to Science

Cesare PR Romano, Andrea Boggio

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 April 2021

Subject(s):
Bill of rights — Freedom of teaching — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Fundamental rights

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 The ‘right to benefit from progress in science and technology’ (more commonly referred to as ‘the right to science’) is one of the earliest internationally recognized human rights. Indeed, its roots can be traced back to the first draft of the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, adopted by the Inter-American Juridical Committee on 31 December 1945 (Romano). Albeit reworded and substantially shortened, the right survived a second committee draft and eventually was codified in Article XIII of the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of...
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