THE WORLD OF SCIENCE AND THE RULE OF LAW
A Study of the Observance and Violations of the Human Rights of Scientists in the Participating States of the Helsinki Accords.
John Ziman, Paul Sieghart and John Humphrey.
Oxford University Press, New York,
1986. 351 pp. $37.
This is a book of major importance for those concerned with human rights and with the special problems that arise in defending the human rights of scientists.
Of the three authors, Paul Sieghart is an eminent jurist in international law and John Ziman and John Humphrey are notable scientists, a physicist and an immunologist respectively. Both Ziman and Humphrey have been concerned for years with the larger implications of science for the future of the world and of human welfare.
As the subtitle indicates, the focus of the book is on human rights in the 35 countries that signed the Helsinki Accords in...