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Democracy and Human Rights

Human rights issues intersect with democracy in many ways. The role of civil society is very important in upholding both human rights and democracy. The protection of women’s human rights is interlinked with women’s representation in democratic institutions. Electoral violence negatively affects both human rights and democratic stability. These and many other issues are vital discussions to be had. How can we address human rights issues in government policy, elections, and democratic systems?

Behind-the-Scenes Look at Carter Center Election Observation

The Carter Center has observed more than 100 elections around the world. How do we decide where to go? What does an election observer do? Avery Davis-Roberts, who manages the Center's Democratic Election Standards Project, explains in this episode of The Carter Center podcast.