The EU Boycott of Russian Scientists and the Right to Science in the Shadow of Ukraine’s Invasion
European Union; Russia; Ukraine; human rights; science
Oxford University Press
In this writing, I tackle two questions. The first focuses on whether military science falls within the scope of Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), which codifies was has come to be known as the human right to science and the duty “to respect the freedom indispensable for scientific research and creative activity.” Given that the answer to this first question is positive, at least with regard to some types of military science, the second questions explore the legitimacy of the EU boycott of Russian scientists under international human rights law.