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Democracy and human rights

There are strong links between human rights and democracy. The two concepts are not identical and should not be confused, but it is obvious that a deep and sustainable democracy requires that human rights be respected. To respect human rights is crucial for the development of a democratic culture. The reverse relationship is equally obvious. Democratic decision-making processes tend to strengthen the protection of human rights. Foto: UN Photo/Iason Foounten UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the regional rights conventions contain a number of rights that directly or indirectly provides the
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