available languages: englishFrançaisУкраїнськаBurmese October 20, 2011

Democracy is not an anything goes form of government. Various internationally agreed documents include an outline of the core components of what democracy means. A range of them are ‘hard’ legally binding international law. Others may be considered soft law. While these documents do not give an exhaustive definition of democracy, they include basic key elements, each of which is a necessary condition for a democratic form of governance.

 

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