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The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over years ago. Since then, a central goal of U. Supporting democracy not only promotes such fundamental American values as religious freedom and worker rights, but also helps create a more secure, stable, and prosperous global arena in which the United States can advance its national interests. In addition, democracy is the one national interest that helps to secure all the others.
This paper, by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office FCO , states that sustainable development, underpinned by democracy, good governance and human rights, is vital to promoting an international system based on the rule of law and in turn better able to prevent and resolve conflict..
As the world becomes more globalised, the behaviour of one state increasingly has repercussions on others. Countries that are democratic, respect the rights of their citizens and observe the rule of law at home and abroad are also safer places to live, work and trade. They are more likely to settle disputes peacefully and to respect international legal commitments. The FCO will strive to improve respect for human rights, advance democracy and encourage good governance through focusing on the following strategic goals:.
Work on human rights and counter-terrorism are mutually reinforcing. It is an area where core British values and national interests coincide. Human rights, democracy and good governance are essential components of sustainable development.
The FCO will strive to improve respect for human rights, advance democracy and encourage good governance through focusing on the following strategic goals: Promote the mainstreaming of human rights, democracy and good governance issues in the FCO. Strengthen the UN as the key forum for protecting human rights; work with EU partners to contribute to human rights, democracy and good governance.
Assist the Overseas Territories to fulfil their international human rights commitments. Work towards the end of torture, the abolition of the death penalty and the realisation of the rights of the child. Support fair electoral processes, the development of pluralist political systems and the global spread of democracy and freedom of expression, including support for free media.
There is a growing struggle in Asia between authoritarian forces and the people attempting to stand up for human rights and democracy. From the crackdown on mass protests in Hong Kong, to genocide in Myanmar, to extrajudicial killings and attacks on government critics in the Philippines, to the detention of more than 1 million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps in western China, the situation can appear bleak. While these and other abuses of power playing out across Asia are not unique to the region, the continued deterioration of human rights and democracy in Asia could have disastrous consequences, not only for the region but also for the United States. Faced with mounting challenges to universal rights in Asia, U. How can U. As daunting as these challenges are, the United States must stick to its principles to support human rights and democracy and the peaceful resolution of disputes.
The purpose of human rights is to allow for a transcendence of the nation state in terms of individual entitlement to an enjoyment of rights wherever individuals may find themselves Landman , However, with respect to the varying philosophical and historical foundations of human rights, the supposed universality of human rights is debatable. States that reliably receive praise for their human rights records include most European countries, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. What these countries have in common is a democratic political system and independent judiciaries that protect citizen rights Posner , 5. This observable fact would lead us to believe that democratic institutions are necessary for a thorough protection of human rights. However, in a non-cosmopolitan context, the logic of democracy necessitates constructing a barrier between those who belong to the demos and those excluded Mouffe , 4.
Click for PDF. The Bill, which aims to protect civil rights in Hong Kong and to deter human rights violations in the territory including by punishing those who commit them , was passed by supermajorities in both houses of Congress—the House of Representatives approved the Bill by a margin, while the Bill received unanimous support in the Senate. Although the U. Congress has the power to create the law, the U. We would expect that the President could announce his desire to narrowly interpret the law in a signing statement made simultaneous with his signing of the Bill. The Bill has received widespread support from the Hong Kong protestors, whose activities over the past several months have often included calls on Washington to show its support for their movement.
This paper, by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office FCO , states that sustainable development, underpinned by democracy, good governance and human rights, is vital to promoting an international system based on the rule of law and in turn better able to prevent and resolve conflict.. As the world becomes more globalised, the behaviour of one state increasingly has repercussions on others. Countries that are democratic, respect the rights of their citizens and observe the rule of law at home and abroad are also safer places to live, work and trade. They are more likely to settle disputes peacefully and to respect international legal commitments. The FCO will strive to improve respect for human rights, advance democracy and encourage good governance through focusing on the following strategic goals:.
Department of State in compliance with Section of P. Government to encourage respect for human rights. Record highlights U. Yet, we also know that liberty, if not defended, can be lost. The success of freedom is not determined by some dialectic of history.
Initially introduced in following the Umbrella Movement and democracy protests in Hong Kong , the legislation was re-introduced to the next three successive Congresses, but did not gain a vote until , following the Hong Kong extradition bill proposal and the ensuing protests against it. The bill was initially introduced in during the th Congress as an amendment to the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of ,  following the Umbrella Movement and democracy protests in Hong Kong. The act was reintroduced into the next two proceeding sessions of Congress: in the th Congress as H. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was introduced during the th Congress , and gained traction in light of the Hong Kong extradition bill proposal and the ensuing protests against it ;  House bill H.
Interdependence between democracy and human rights : compilation of documents or texts adopted and used by various intergovernmental, international, regional and subregional organizations aimed at promoting and consolidating democracy : report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Populism - How strong are Europe's checks and balances? This is the fourth annual report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe. As with previous reports, the five chapters look at the key building blocks of democratic security: efficient, impartial and independent judiciaries; freedom of expression; freedom of assembly and freedom of association; democratic institutions; and inclusive societies. Map of the member states An overview Annual activity report. Local democracy Elections World Forum for Democracy.
Когда он наконец заговорил, голос его звучал подчеркнуто ровно, хотя было очевидно, что это давалось ему нелегко. - Увы, - тихо сказал Стратмор, - оказалось, что директор в Южной Америке на встрече с президентом Колумбии. Поскольку, находясь там, он ничего не смог бы предпринять, у меня оставалось два варианта: попросить его прервать визит и вернуться в Вашингтон или попытаться разрешить эту ситуацию самому. Воцарилась тишина. Наконец Стратмор поднял усталые глаза на Сьюзан.
На экране промелькнула внутренняя часть мини-автобуса, и перед глазами присутствующих предстали два безжизненных тела у задней двери. Один из мужчин был крупного телосложения, в очках в тонкой металлической оправе с разбитыми стеклами. Второй - молодой темноволосый, в окровавленной рубашке. - Халохот - тот, что слева, - пояснил Смит.
Сьюзан отвернулась от экрана ВР к боковому монитору. На нем бесконечно повторялась видеозапись убийства Танкадо. И всякий раз Танкадо хватался за грудь, падал и с выражение ужаса на лице навязывал кольцо ничего не подозревающим туристам. В этом нет никакого смысла, - размышляла .
Очень умно, Грег. - Там подают отличный карпаччо. - Хейл улыбнулся.
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