What is the deference between human rights and democratic rights?

Asked Feb 05, 2010
Edited Feb 05, 2010
Plz. Use right to information act 2005
Answered Sep 21, 2010
Edited Sep 21, 2010
Human rights are emanate from human nature and should not be denied under any circumstance but democratic rights might be denied based on nationality, age or any other reasons as provided in a law of a given country eg. the right to vote and be elected can't be enjoyable by a mere fact of being human being. to exercise such a right you need to be a citizen of that country. However, in case of human right these kind of conditions might not work. It is universal and ought to be respected, even if a person out of his home land!
Answered Oct 17, 2011
Human rights are commonly understood as "inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being."Human rights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone). These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national and international law. Democratic Rights 1. Everyone has the right to hold opinions without interference.

2. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression without any interference. This right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any media of his choice.

3. Freedom of the press and other mass media and freedom of artistic creativity is guaranteed. Freedom of the press shall specifically include the following elements:

a) Prohibition of any form of censorship.

b) Access to information of public interest.

4. In the interest of the free flow of information, ideas and opinions which are essential to the functioning of a democratic order, the press shall, as an institution, enjoy legal protection to ensure its operational independence and its capacity to entertain diverse opinions.

5. Any media financed by or under the control of the State shall be operated in a manner ensuring its capacity to entertain diversity in the expression of opinion.

6. These rights can be limited only through laws which are guided by the principle that freedom of expression and information cannot be limited on account of the content or effect of the point of view expressed. Legal limitations can be laid down in order to protect the well-being of the youth, and the honour and reputation of individuals. Any propaganda for war as well as the public expression of opinion intended to injure human dignity shall be prohibited by law.

7. Any citizen who violates any legal limitations on the exercise of these rights may be held liable under the law.

Answered Jan 09, 2013

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