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ROLE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN GOVERNACE
Human rights derive from the inherent dignity of the human beings and are fundamental to the well being of the individual and to the existence of freedom, justice and peace in any society.Therefore, the concepts of human rights, good governance (democracy) and development should exist side by side in every nation for the survival of human race. That is to say, no matter how important one of the three concepts appears to be, a political entity is not likely to survive without the concurrent existence of the three.
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Table of contents
GOOD GOVERNANCE 1
HUMAN RIGHTS 2
ROLE OF HUMAN RIGHTS 3
LINK BETWEEN HUMAN RIGTHS / GOVERNANCE 4
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Good governance requires that all work of the State be informed by fundamental democratic principles underpinning human rights. The five pillars of good governance –transparency in decision-making processes, ensuring people’s participation, responsibility in the exercise of power, accountability of the decision-makers and responsiveness to people’s needs – uphold the edifice of sustainable democracy. Anything less will result in despotism and tyranny of power. A human rights lens on democracy and governance not only privileges justice and equity above all but most importantly takes the provision for human well-being by governments from mere promises into the realm of precise legal ...
... without the concurrent existence of the three. For instance, the rights of man can better be guaranteed in a stable democratic system. Effective promotion of citizens’ fundamental freedoms paves a way for peace that is mostly needed for the survival of a democratic government; while development in terms of economy, education, science and culture remains an essential attribute of a sovereign nation in which citizens are given the opportunity to pursue their safety and happiness.
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