Promoting a human rights approach to S&T advances will reinforce moves towards inclusive development. But implementation challenges remain.
Human rights principles can guide efforts to ensure that everyone benefits from scientific advances. Our Spotlight explores how they intersect with science, policy and practice, and what stands in the way of a rights-based approach to S&T for development.
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S. Romi Mukherjee outlines human rights-based approaches to science, technology and development, and what they mean for policy and practice.
S&T advances should safeguard health, equity and the rights of vulnerable populations, says rural development professional Bhavani R. V.
Looking through a 'human rights lens' can improve S&T programmes, while S&T can help strengthen human rights work, says lawyer Jessica Wyndham.
Using the human rights framework to tackle challenging ethical questions can guide climate policy, argues political philosopher Simon Caney.
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Source: The Hindu
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