Democracy and human rights in international law: regional perspectives on universal ideas
Burchill, Richard (1999) Democracy and human rights in international law: regional perspectives on universal ideas. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This thesis investigates the development of democracy as a principle of international law, primarily from the view of human rights law, with the purpose of developing a basis for an international law of democracy. It begins with the proposition that the international legal argument prevents current international human rights law, and a future international law of democracy, from being effective for the individual, for whom the law is supposed to benefit. Under the present arrangement human values do not have a great impact upon the law as individuals are excluded from the law making process which remains an affair exclusive to states and governments. Furthering democracy as a legal principle will assist in making the law more effective as individuals are able to participate In the decisions impacting their lives.
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