June 18 – 19, 2011
Lorentzzaal, A.144, Faculty of Law
Steenschuur 25, Leiden, The Netherlands
Democracy is generally understood to imply a form of government. However, the expression demands a broader definition. For the purpose of the Symposium, the expression democracy means the inherent power of a people, without the support of which no government, however strong, can function. Each country has a democracy, despite its government.
The question arises: How do we empower our democracies?
At the Symposium:
- A review of Democracy in various countries
- Taking a stand for empowering Democracy
- Adoption and declaration of the Leiden Youth Charter on Democracy to be presented to Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations
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