Human rights-based approach to science, technology and development: A legal analysis

Ridoan Karim, Md S. Newaz, Rafsan M. Chowdhury

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The nexus between science and human rights are intertwined in many ways. Though the acknowledgment in international law have been available for decades, the right to savor the fruits of scientific advancement and its applicability has gained just small recognition of the human rights from the international community. A human rightsbased approach to science, technology, and development endeavors a concern for human rights at the heart of the international community facing with critical global challenges. Thus, the paper initially discusses the relevant international human rights instruments including laws, regulations, declarations, conventions and provides a thorough analysis. The doctrinal and qualitative study of the paper presents human rights approaches in order to show insight on the ethical implications of new technologies and investigate how policy can compete with briskly advancing science. The paper also recommends the international community to promote regulatory processes that can help in blocking the disputes by securing an equilibrium between human rights and science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-181
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of East Asia and International Law
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Digitalization
  • Human rights
  • ICT
  • International law
  • Science
  • Technologies

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