Human Rights and Elections
According to the UN, ‘Democracy arises from people’s desire for dignity, equality, justice, liberty, and participation — their desire for a voice. But obstacles to the right to equal participation have become increasingly formidable for many around the world in recent years’.
This view is self evident.
The UN goes on to observe that, ‘In many countries, civil society is threatened by laws and policies that sharply restrict the ability to associate freely and protest peacefully…