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EIFL responded to the Consultation on the right to enjoy benefits of scientific progress and its applications announced by the Civil Society Section, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN expert on cultural rights.
Read the EIFL response to Question 5. What legal, administrative, policy or other measures have been adopted/are under consideration to eliminate barriers to scientific communication and collaboration, such as censorship, restrictions on access to the Internet or on free availability of scientific literature and journals?
The consultation provides an opportunity for interested stakeholders to contribute their views for the Independent Expert’s annual report to the Human Rights Council, to be presented in June 2012. This report will be devoted to the issue of “The right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications”.