Section: Documents on Democracy

April 1995, Volume 6, Issue 2

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the “Plan of Action” of the Summit of the Americas; the inaugural speech Mozambican president Joaquim Alberto Chissano; appeals for reform of the National People’s Congress by democracy advocates in China; a speech by former U.S. ambassador to Kenya Smith Hempstone. 

January 1995, Volume 6, Issue 1

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: a speech by Secretary General of the Organization of American States César Gaviria-Trujillo, former president of Colombia; “Resolution on Democratization in the Asia-Pacific Region”; the inaugural address of Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León.

October 1994, Volume 5, Issue 4

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the statement of Wangarí Maathai, the founder and head of the Kenyan Greenbelt Movement at a White House conference on Africa; general recommendations from the First International Conference on the Peoples of the Arab World and the Middle East and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Minorities.

July 1994, Volume 5, Issue 3

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: South African President Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech; Salvadoran president Armando Calderón Sol’s inaugural speech; a presentation speech by Yelena Bonner, the widow of Andrei D. Sakharov.

April 1994, Volume 5, Issue 2

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: speeches by ANC President Nelson Mandela and South African President F.W. De Klerk from the International Press Institute’s 43rd General Assembly; a UN General Assembly resolution criticizing the continuing denial of human rights and democracy in Burma (Myanmar). 

January 1994, Volume 5, Issue 1

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: a peace accord between Israel and the PLO; “There is  Nothing Love Cannot Face,” a  message from the Conference of Cuban Catholic Bishops; a “Peace  Charter” from Chinese prodemocracy activists.  

October 1993, Volume 4, Issue 4

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: documents issued by Guatemala’s Court of Constitutionality and leaders of civil society; “The Vienna Declaration and Program of Action”; statement of Nigeria’s Civil Liberties Organisation; address of Dr. Sein Winn, leader of the exiled National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma; speeches by the South African recipients of the 1993 Liberty Medal. 

July 1993, Volume 4, Issue 3

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: speeches from the three recipients of the National Endowment for Democracy’s biennial Democracy Award; the inaugural address of the New Civic Forum, an Egyptian organization; “Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Principle of Periodic and Genuine Elections”, a UN resolution; the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Moscow communiqué.

April 1993, Volume 4, Issue 2

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: speeches from El Salvador’s National Reconciliation Day ceremonies; the Mozambique’s General Peace Accord; South Korean president Kim Young Sam’s inaugural address; Chakufwa Chihana’s speech accepting the 1992 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

January 1993, Volume 4, Issue 1

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: Organization of American States resolutions on the “presidential coup” in Peru; the report of the Argentinian National Commission of Disappeared Persons.

October 1992, Volume 3, Issue 4

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: closing statements of a congress of diverse elements of the Iraqi opposition; a “Charter for American-Russian Partnership and Friendship”; Philippine president Fidel Ramos’s inaugural address; pastoral letter from the Roman Catholic Bishops of Malawi; the “Declaration of Caracas.” 

July 1992, Volume 3, Issue 3

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the Transitional Period Charter of Ethiopia; a pamphlet of the Free Trade Union of China; Russian president Boris Yeltsin’s declaration on Poland and Russia. 

April 1992, Volume 3, Issue 2

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: speeches delivered at the signing of the El Salvador peace agreement; an Agreement on a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodia Conflict; Russian president Boris Yeltsin’s address to the UN Security Council. 

January 1992, Volume 3, Issue 1

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: a UN Third Committee Resolution on the human rights situation in Burma; Organization of American States (OAS) Resolution 1080; an OAS resolution Haiti; the inaugural speech of Zambian president Chiluba ; Russian president Boris Yeltsin’s; the “Agreement on the Creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States; “Fundamental Principles for the Establishment of Peace in…

Fall 1991, Volume 2, Issue 4

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: speeches and declarations issued in the course of the failed USSR coup; speeches presented at the First Ibero-American Summit; Charter 91, signed by more than 100 Iraqi expatriates.

Summer 1991, Volume 2, Issue 3

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement party program; the “Mexico Declaration” on the civil war in El Salvador; the manifesto of Kenya’s newly launched “National Democratic Party”;  Freedom House president Max Kampelman’s remarks on the Dalai Lama. 

Spring 1991, Volume 2, Issue 2

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the draft constitution of the Russian Republic; a letter from the mayor of Budapest, Hungary to the mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania; the inaugural address Haitian president, Reverend Jean-Bertrand Astride.

Winter 1991, Volume 2, Issue 1

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the Madrid Declaration; Popular Movement of Ukraine (Rukh) party president Ivan Drach’s speech to the Congress; the Charter of Paris. 

Summer 1990, Volume 1, Issue 3

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the statement of Chai Lin, a leader of the Beijing University Independent Student Union; Cameroon Bar Association president Bernard A. Muna’s speech on behalf of detained political activists; the final document of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe’s session.

Spring 1990, Volume 1, Issue 2

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the victory speech of Nicaraguan presidential candidate Violeta Barrios de Chamorro; South African president F.W. de Klerk’s speech opening Parliament; the platform of Lithuania’s pro-independence Sajudis movement.

Winter 1990, Volume 1, Issue 1

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: a declaration by the Federation for a Democratic China; the preamble to the “guiding principles” of the Beijing Works Autonomous Federation (BAWF); principles accepted by the South West People’s Association, a Namibian political party; a letter by Cardinal František Tomašek; a political program by the Czechoslovak Civic Forum; an announcement by the East…