You have reached the homepage of the Human Rights and Scientific Honesty Initiative.
We are currently revamping our website.
Our purpose as an organization has been to expose and confront the University of Virginia with regard to both human rights and scientific honesty inside their health care infrastructure. We are not affiliated with the university in any way, except that some of our managing board members have been students and alumni. While we also targetted Virginia Commonwealth University in our first document, we have expanded the list now to include all colleges and universities that have embraced violence and/or dishonesty in their student health and hospital systems. So while UVA remains our first and formost target, the list of universities is expanding.
Until we have completed our website redesign, please refer to the five documents we have produced thus far:
Our Original Initiative (2011)
Our Response to UVA's Attempts at Explanation (2012)
Exposing UVA's Dishonestly Updated Abortion Consent Form (2012)
Our Letter to the UVA Board of Visitors (2013)
Informed Consent Legislative Draft Bill (2014)
“I will maintain the utmost respect for human life, from the time of its conception; even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity; I will practice my
profession with conscience and dignity.”
Declaration of Geneva
Following the Nazi Doctors Trial at Nuremberg
“WHEREAS the child, by reason of his or her physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth.”
United Nations Declaration of The Rights of the Child
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
“The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make a
understanding and enlightened decision.”
The Nuremberg Code
"In research on man, the interest of science and society should never take precedence over considerations related to the well-being of the subject."
The Nuremberg Protocol
Declaration of Helsinki