Oct 21, 2015, 10:27 AM
Mr. Edwin N. Nwakame, the Director of Program of African in Democracy and Good Governance (ADG) has stated that in
Stressing that democracy is the best means the world has produced to protect and advance human rights based on individual freedom and dignity, he said respect for human rights is the only means by which democracy can sustain individual freedom and dignity.
Mr. Nkawame made this statement while delivering a statement at a forum on the theme "Youth in peace- building, conflict prevention and migration," recently organised by the
The objectives of the seminar, among others, were to help improve the timeliness and effectiveness of protection for youths to actively engage in peace-building, conflict prevention and to desist from illegal migration.
According to him, despite some improvements in some parts of the continent,
He cited the Sudanese region of
"Both government and rebels commit horrendous abuses", he stated.
He said "the syndrome of personal dictatorship and the winner take all practice as we continue to witness would need to be addressed, and thus ensure full respect for human rights, constitutional government and the rule of law, transparency in the wielding of power and accountability of those who exercise power".