Does Democracy work as the best system for protecting Human Rights?

  • Karthikeyan P, Central Law College, Salem
  • December 30, 2020

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Human Rights is the basic fundamental right that every individual shall exercise without any restriction and discrimination based on caste, creed, sex, religion, language, place of birth and other such factors. This concept of human rights has its origin during 13th century. After the end of world war II, this became a global concept, where through international convention and treaties many countries accepted human rights as their fundamental rights. The nature and existence of Human Rights is decided by the nature of government of a country. The implementation and recognition of human rights differ from one form of government to another form. Until now, democracy is considered as the best form of government, where her citizens and individuals have human rights, fundamental rights, freedom, dignity, access to justice and equality. In this form of government, the human rights are protected by its constitution. For example, India follows democratic form of governmental system, where the constitution of India protects individual form all forms of discrimination and protects their rights. This article discusses abut human rights, its origin, forms of government and whether democracy work as the best system for protecting human rights.