Protect the ‘right to science’ for people and the planet

The article is by Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Although what he says is difficult to apply in the current system, it is encouraging that such an important organization should mention the subject.

So, let’s make this a fundamental human right:

Right to Access Unbiased Knowledge

All individuals shall have the inherent right to access unbiased knowledge that has been approved by the international scientific community, is logical, and is true. No individual or party shall have the right to brainwash or manipulate others with false or biased information. Governments, educational institutions, and other organizations have a responsibility to ensure that individuals have access to unbiased knowledge by providing access to educational resources, promoting scientific research, and protecting academic freedom.