Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

The practice of human rights cannot wait until all political systems have become democratic. Human rights, in their vast range, can be protected under non-democratic regimes and violated under democratic ones. Still, human rights and democracy, though not interchangeable, can form the most humane relationship of all.

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How to cite this article:

Ahmed Abdalla "Human Rights and Elusive Democracy," Middle East Report 174 (January/February 1992).