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Prof. Dr. Manfred Nowak at the UN in Geneva (Source: UN Photo/ Geneva)
26-08-2016
Manfred Nowak is an Austrian human rights professor who served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture from 2004 to 2010. In this conversation with Democracy International, Manfred Nowak argues that democracy and the rule of law are currently facing a crisis globally...
Demonstration against Poland's new government in December 2015, Source: Adrian Grycuk, Wikipedia
02-08-2016
For Democracy International the rule of law, human rights and democracy are the core principles of a modern democracy. However, what is the relationship between these terms? And when is it justified to claim that rule of law and democracy are threatened in different countries...
Direct democracy in action in Switzerland (Photo by swissinfo.ch)
29-01-2016
On 28 February 2016, the Swiss people will vote in a referendum on the the so-called implementation initiative, the Swiss People’s Party came up with in order to realise the original deportation initiative of 2010. In this opinion piece for swissinfo.ch, Kurt Fluri argues that...
Demonstration against Poland's new government in December 2015, Source: Adrian Grycuk, Wikipedia
19-01-2016
Interview with Anna Rytel-Warzocha on the recent political developments in Poland, the question whether democracy is threatened and on the strength of Polish civil society to protest against the measures of the new Polish government. Anna Rytel-Warzocha is a lawyer and holds a...

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