Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Everybody who is affected by a decision of a public institution in a direct and fundamental way should have the opportunity to democratically participate in the decision-making process.
According to the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights democratic elections are the foundation of legitimate government authority.
This right to democracy transcends national boundaries because in the era of globalization major public decisions are more and more being taken beyond the nation-state.
Democracy Without Borders supports global democracy and a holistic approach to democracy promotion that spans from the local to the global levels and at the same time embraces the dimensions of representation, participation, deliberation and co-decision.
Democracy Without Borders
Democracy Without Borders strives for a democratic world order in which citizens participate beyond national boundaries in shaping policy that serves their joint long-term interests. Such an order needs to be based on an
equal world citizenship of all citizens as well as on the principles of federalism, subsidiarity, the separation of powers, the rule of law, fundamental human rights, and the protection of minorities.