States Academic Press
Law, Criminology and Forensics - Law
Democratic governance is a system of government wherein the actions of institutions are directed by democratic norms and processes. It encompasses political pluralism, institutional accountability and democratic elections. Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms are integral to successful democratic governance. The relationship between democracy and human rights is elaborate, interdependent and mutually important. A rights centered approach to democracy based on the rule of law is the most reliable safeguard against human rights abuses. The success of a democracy building effort will be directly influenced by the inclusive and consultative nature of the constitution making process. Human rights standards provide a broad basis for these processes. This book discusses the fundamentals as well as modern approaches of democratic governance and human rights. It studies, analyses and upholds the pillars of these practices and their utmost significance in modern times. Researchers and students in this field will be assisted by this book.