Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: right to science

  • The Right to Science and the Pandemic: at the Crossroads of Law and Politics

    —Luísa Netto, Postdoc Visiting Fellow, Leiden University and Assistant Professor, Catholic University of Minas Gerais The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications or merely the right to science is positivized as a human right in various international law instruments, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

  • Constitutions, Science, and COVID: Does Constitutional Protection of Science and Health Predict Pandemic Outcomes?

    —Alexander Hudson, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] Those of us who study constitutions (especially in a comparative approach) are bound to wonder about the extent to which constitutional law might relate to the relative success that states have experienced in confronting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.