Elections, Right to Participate in, International Protection
- Nationality of individuals — Equality before the law — Right to vote and to be elected — Democracy
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 For a long time, the right to participate in elections has played only a marginal role in the international debate on human rights . Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) (‘UDHR’), in its Art. 21 (3) already contained a right to periodic and genuine elections, the competition of the socialist and the liberal democratic models of the State almost suppressed a scholarly debate on this issue. The design of the political system was perceived as part of the domaineréservé . Only after the end of the Cold War (1947–91) did international law...