Human Rights and Democracy

Fighting for human rights is a passion for everyone associated with the McCain Institute. It not only spurs us to advance dignity, democracy and freedom throughout the world, it reminds us all how working in the arena on these issues can change the fate of millions of people. With international headlines highlighting increased threats to freedom from power-hungry tyrants, this program is more important than ever.

As Senator John McCain consistently worked to fight injustice and further the ideals of justice for the oppressed, the Institute’s programs related to this issue work to:

  1. Direct assistance to human rights activists who had to flee their countries, in order to help them transition to their new environments while remaining focused on promoting human rights in their home countries.
  2. Understand what Americans believe about human rights and commence a campaign to educate the importance of standing up for human rights.
  3. Elevate the importance of these issues in U.S. foreign policy and promote the integration of human rights policies into broader national security strategies.

Mavericks Needed

#MavericksNeeded is the first phase of a broader initiative, aimed to inspire and educate Americans about the importance of human…

Human Rights Defenders Program

Human Rights Defenders Mission: Provide temporary, transitional support to activists who are forced to work underground or flee their countries so…

Bucking the Democratic Recession

Why should the United States care about the state of democracy around the world? Free nations are more economically successful,…

The North Kivu Democracy Project

The McCain Institute is working to support the successful conduct of free and fair elections in North Kivu province, Democratic…

Twitter

Contrasting their varying levels of democracy, Ambassador @kvolker analyzes India's and China's political systems, writing "it is ultimately the way in which people relate to government that defines the difference between the Chinese and Indian models".
https://t.co/11wXJ7LSeK

“Europe protected the legitimacy of its parliamentary elections and showed some effective ways the U.S. and other nations can protect their own.”

Next Generation Leader @LiisaPast breaks down what the EU did right on protecting its recent election. https://t.co/ww9THaiSXB

Interested in reporting on a presidential campaign, Capitol Hill, and the White House? NBC’s @KellyO sat down with McCain ’08 campaign manager Rick Davis on #InTheArena to discuss her experiences doing all of this and more. Give it a listen here: https://t.co/RMMGGYMLyR

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