In pursuing its objectives, the Conference organizers oppose any discrimination on the basis of such factors as ethnic origin, religion, nationality, disability, physical appearance, political stance, gender, or age.
Code of conduct:
The organizers are committed to make this conference scientifically productive and to provide a collegial, inclusive, and enjoyable environment, free from any form of discrimination, bullying, harassment or retaliation.
Participants are required to behave professionally and avoid any inappropriate actions, comments or jokes based on individual characteristics such as age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, sustained disruption of talks or other events, unwelcome jokes or comments, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, stalking, diffusion of photographs or recordings of an individual without consent.
All communication (both verbal and written) should be appropriate for a professional audience that includes a diverse range of background. Sexual or sexist language and imagery should not be used at any time.
Be kind to others, and treat each other with respect and consideration. Do not insult or put down other attendees.
Individuals asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Any attendees violating this code may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the event organisers.
Rules for participants from Russian and Belarusian institutions:
Considering the recent measurements taken by the CERN council and after consulting with IUPAP, the Higgs 2022 Local Organising Committee has decided to suspend the participation of the institutions located in the Russian Federation and in the Republic of Belarus in all scientific committees and activities related to the Higgs 2022 conference. As a consequence, people employed by these institutions should participate to the conference activities personally (without their affiliation) or with a IUPAP affiliation (subject to approval by IUPAP).
IUPAP Free Circulation of Scientists:
The principle of the Universality of Science is fundamental to scientific progress.
This principle embodies freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists, as well as equitable access to data, information and research materials. In pursuing its objectives with respect to the rights and
responsibilities of scientists, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) actively upholds this principle, and, in so doing, opposes any discrimination on the basis of such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, or age. IUPAP should only sponsor conferences and events at institutions and in
countries that uphold this principle. If scientists are excluded from attending IUPAP-sponsored international conferences by a host institution or country on the basis of any of these factors, IUPAP should register its concern at the highest level of that institution or country, and should not sponsor any future events in that country until such
exclusions have been eliminated. [ Section 1. (http://iupap.org/sponsored-conferences/conference-policies/)]
Harassment at Conferences:
It is the policy of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) that all participants at an IUPAP-supported Conference will enjoy a comfortable experience, and that they will treat each other with respect at all times. The conference organisers will appoint two advisors at the conference who will consult with those who have suffered from harassment and who will suggest ways of redressing their problems, and an advisor
who will counsel those accused of harassment. [Section 4 IUPAP Conference Policies, weblink (http://iupap.org/sponsored-conferences/conference-policies/)].
Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy or any other reason for discomfort caused by the conduct of conference attendees is asked to speak, in confidence, to Sandra Leone and Paolo Francavilla.