[A2k] Right to Science and Culture in National Constitutions

Heesob Nam hurips at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 20:52:40 PST 2018

I'm looking for national constitutions that recognise, directly or
indirectly, the right to science and culture enshrined in Art. 15 of
ICESCR and Art. 27 of UDHR.

Mr. President of South Korea pledged to hold a referendum on
constitutional amendment in this June and this month the advisory
committee of the National Assembly proposed draft provisions for the
amendment. The draft provisions include a clause: "everyone has the
right to enjoy information and culture".

The term "right to enjoy information and culture" first appeared in
the special report of the National Human Rights Commissions" in 2013
(English translation can be downloaded at
and its intention was to encompass the right to science and culture.

If your constitutions have any provision to support the right to
science and culture, please let me know.


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