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Detention in Democracies


The year 2019 witnessed a number of significant mass protests in almost 20 countries of the world. The protests erupted when there was lack of democracy, rigidity in the system, and corruption that forced people to come out on the streets. The protestors have faced physical force like beating, injury as well as death. The question arises as to why such protests are happening and if these protests are part and parcel of a democracy.

The term democracy means different things to different people depending on the exponents philosophical, ideological, political, cultural, social and economic perspectives. The Vienna Declaration on Human Rights states that democracy is based on the freely expressed will of the people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives. The United Nations General Assembly Report, 1995 states that

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Published On : 20th Jan, 2024

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