Documents on Democracy

Issue Date January 2013
Volume 24
Issue 1
Page Numbers 183-187
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  • Excerpts from the acceptance speech given at the 7th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy by acting president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights Maryam al-Khawaja on behalf of human-rights defenders in Bahrain for the Democracy Courage Tribute.
  • Excerpts from 14-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai’s speech accepting the Centre for Civic Education’s Civic Courage Award, which she received in Islamabad just weeks before being shot in the head and neck by masked gunmen.
  • Excerpts from Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili’s televised address conceding the October 1 defeat of his United National Movement and pledging to respect the victory of the Georgian Dream coalition; Following Saakashvili’s speech, Georgian Dream leader Bidzina Ivanishvili called Saakashvili the root of Georgia’s problems and urged him to resign. Ivanishvili issued a statement clarifying his remarks the next day.
  • Excerpts from the December 2012 inaugural address of newly elected Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).