- Excerpts from the January 16 inaugural address of Liberia’s new president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who has become Africa’s first democratically elected female president.
- Statement by Singaporean democratic activist Chee Soon Juan, the secretary-general of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party, titled Defamation Suits Against the Opposition Must Stop” and issued on March 2. See the Web sites for the Singapore Democratic Party and a blog with the latest news about Chee Soon Juan.
- Excerpts from a resolution calling for “International Condemnation of the Crimes of Communist Regimes,” passed by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on January 25.
Documents on Democracy
Issue Date April 2006
Page Numbers 181-85