"The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications"

From the UN Human Rights Council, May 14, 2012: "In the  present  report, the Special Rapporteur [Farida Shaheed] focuses on  the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications. The Special Rapporteur stresses the strong link of this right with the right to participate in cultural life, as well as other human rights...[Paragraph 74 on Recommendations:] The Special Rapporteur recommends that:...[74.c] States...promote open access to scientific knowledge and information on the Internet, and....[74.d] Universities, research and funding institutions  adopt mandatory open-access policies for journals and repositories of research...."

(Thanks to Gavin Baker.)

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