Una llamada para defender la Democracia

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Una llamada para defender la Democracia

PUBLISHED:
25/06/2020
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25 Junio 2020

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La pandemia de COVID-19 amenaza algo más que la vida y el sustento de pueblos de todo el mundo. Es también una crisis política que amenaza el futuro de la democracia liberal.

Los regímenes autoritarios, y no es sorprendente, están usando la crisis para silenciar a sus críticos y endurecer su control político. Por otro lado, algunos gobiernos democráticamente electos vienen combatiendo la pandemia concentrando poderes de emergencia que restringen los derechos humanos y reforzando el Estado de vigilancia sin consideración alguna por las restricciones legales, la supervisión parlamentaria o los marcos temporales para la restauración del orden constitucional. Los parlamentos vienen siendo dejados de lado, los periodistas están siendo arrestados y acosados, las minorías están siendo convertidas en chivos expiatorios y los sectores más vulnerables de la población enfrentan nuevos y alarmantes peligros a medida que el cierre de emergencia de la economía asola por doquier el tejido mismo de las sociedades.

La represión no ayudará a controlar la pandemia. Acallar la libertad de expresión, encarcelar a los disidentes pacíficos, suprimir la supervisión parlamentaria y posponer las elecciones indefinidamente no harán nada por proteger la salud pública. Muy por el contrario, estos ataques a la libertad, la transparencia y la democracia harán que para las sociedades resulte más difícil responder rápida y eficazmente a la crisis mediante la acción tanto gubernamental como cívica.

No es ninguna coincidencia que la actual pandemia haya estallado en un país en donde el libre flujo de información está sofocado y en donde el gobierno castigó a quienes advirtieron del peligro del virus: advertencias consideradas como rumores dañinos para el prestigio del Estado. Los resultados pueden ser letales cuando se acallan las voces de los ciudadanos responsables, no solo para el país sino para todo el mundo.

La democracia no es solo un ideal valioso. Ella es el sistema de gobierno más idóneo con que enfrentar una crisis de la magnitud y la complejidad de la COVID-19. A diferencia de lo que sostienen las declaraciones interesadas de la propaganda autoritaria, los flujos creíbles y libres de información, el debate en torno a las opciones de política con base en los hechos, la autoorganización voluntaria de la sociedad civil y la libre interacción entre el gobierno y la sociedad son todos activos vitales con los cuales luchar contra la pandemia. Y son todos elementos claves de la democracia liberal.

Es solo a través de la democracia que las sociedades pueden construir la confianza mutua que les permite perseverar en una crisis, conservar la resiliencia nacional ante la adversidad, sanar las profundas divisiones sociales mediante la participación inclusiva y el diálogo, y conservar la confianza en que los sacrificios serán compartidos y que los derechos de todos los ciudadanos serán respetados.

Es solo a través de la democracia que la sociedad civil independiente, mujeres y jóvenes inclusive, puede empoderarse para que se asocie con las instituciones públicas y asista en el suministro de servicios, ayude a mantener a la ciudadanía informada e involucrada, y apuntale el estado de ánimo social y una idea de objetivo común.

Es solo a través de la democracia que los medios de comunicación libres pueden desempeñar su papel de informar a la gente para que puedan tomar decisiones personales y familiares sólidas, escrutar a las instituciones gubernamentales y públicas, y contrapesar la desinformación que busca dividir a las sociedades.

Es solo a través de la democracia que una sociedad puede alcanzar un equilibrio sostenible entre necesidades y prioridades rivales: entre luchar contra la propagación del virus y la protección de la seguridad económica, y entre la implementación de una respuesta eficaz a la crisis y la protección de los derechos cívicos y políticos del pueblo, en conformidad con las normas y garantías constitucionales.

Es solo en las democracias que el estado de derecho puede proteger las libertades individuales de la intrusión y las restricciones impuestas por el Estado y que van bastante más allá de lo necesario para la contención de una pandemia.

Es solo en las democracias que los sistemas de rendición de cuentas públicas pueden monitorear y limitar los poderes de emergencia del gobierno, y ponerles fin cuando ya no se les necesita.

Es solo en las democracias que podemos creer en los datos gubernamentales acerca del ámbito de la pandemia y su impacto sobre la salud.

La democracia no garantiza un liderazgo competente y una gobernanza eficaz. Si bien las democracias predominan entre los países que han actuado con mayor eficacia para contener al virus, otras actuaron deficientemente en su respuesta a la pandemia y han pagado un precio muy alto en vidas humanas y seguridad económica. Las democracias que tienen un desempeño deficiente debilitan aún más a la sociedad y crean vías de entrada para los regímenes autoritarios.

Sin embargo, la mayor fortaleza de la democracia es su capacidad para corregirse a sí misma. La crisis de la COVID-19 es una alarmante llamada de atención, una advertencia urgente de que las libertades que valoramos se encuentran en riesgo y que no debemos darlas por sentado. Es a través de la democracia que los ciudadanos y sus líderes electos pueden aprender y crecer. Nunca fue más importante hacerlo.

La pandemia actual constituye un reto global sin precedentes a la democracia. Los regímenes autoritarios de todo el mundo ven en la crisis de la COVID-19 un nuevo campo de batalla político, en su lucha por estigmatizar la democracia como débil y revertir su avance en las últimas décadas. La democracia se encuentra amenazada y quienes se preocupan por ella deben acopiar la voluntad, la disciplina y la solidaridad necesarias para defenderla. Están en juego la libertad, la salud y la dignidad de los pueblos en todas partes.

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Mantener viva la democracia en medio de la COVID-19

  • African Movement for Democracy
  • African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL)
  • Alianza Universitaria Nicaragüense (AUN)
  • Al-Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center
  • Alliance of Democracies Foundation
  • Asia Democracy Network
  • Asian Network For Free Elections (ANFREL)
  • Association Béninoise de Droit Constitutionnel (ABDC)
  • Association for Participatory Democracy (ADEPT)
  • Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
  • Christian Democratic International Center
  • Coalition for Dialogue in Africa (CODA)
  • Colectivo Ciudadano Ecuador
  • Council for Global Equality
  • Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
  • Defend Democracy
  • Democracy International
  • Democracy Reporting International (DRI)
  • Democracy Without Borders
  • European Endowment for Democracy
  • European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP)
  • European Partnership for Democracy
  • Forum 2000
  • Freedom House
  • Fundación Nuevas Generaciones
  • Fundación Paraguaya de Cooperación y Desarrollo
  • Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social (FUSADES)
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Human Rights House Foundation
  • Institute for Democratic Governance
  • Instituto Venezolano de Estudios Sociales y Políticos (INVESP)
  • International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
  • International IDEA
  • International Republican Institute
  • JuventudLAC
  • Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA)
  • National Democratic Institute
  • National Endowment for Democracy
  • Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD)
  • Olof Palme International Center
  • Parliamentary Center of Canada
  • PAX for Peace International
  • PEN America
  • Political Parties of Finland for Democracy – Demo Finland
  • Prague Civil Society Centre
  • Program on Democratic Resilience and Development, IDC Herzliya
  • Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights
  • Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe por la Democracia (REDLAD)
  • Solidarity Center
  • Swedish International Liberal Center (SILC)
  • Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
  • The Carter Center
  • The Center Party's International Foundation (CIS)
  • The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA)
  • The Foreign Policy Centre
  • The George W. Bush Institute
  • The Inter American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH)
  • The International Democrat Union (IDU)
  • The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Organization
  • The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation
  • The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
  • The McCain Institute for International Leadership
  • The Nadav Foundation
  • The Oslo Center
  • The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida
  • Transparency International
  • Unión de Partidos Latinoamericanos (UPLA)
  • V-Dem Institute
  • West Africa Centre for Democracy and Development
  • West Africa Civil Society Institute
  • Westminster Foundation for Democracy
  • World Movement for Democracy
  • World Uyghur Congress
  • World Youth Movement for Democracy
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Abat Ninet Antoni Professor of Constitutional Law, the University of Copenhagen Denmark
Abente Brun Diego Former Senator and Minister of Justice and Labor of Paraguay Paraguay
Abiola Rinsola Advocate for gender equity and youth inclusion in politics; Member of the Board of Directors of Young Women in Politics Forum Nigeria
Adomenas Mantas Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Lithuania
Adrian Tamara Member of National Assembly of Venezuela Venezuela
Aflecailor Alina Human Rights Educator, Greenpeace Romania Romania
Aguayo Sergio Professor, Colegio de Mexico, Visiting Scientist, Harvard University Mexico
Alam Shahidul Photojournalist and social activist Bangladesh
Al-Bahadli Fatima Executive Director, the Iraqi al-Firdaws Society Iraq
Albanez de Escobar Ana Vilma Former Vice President of El Salvador El Salvador
Albright Madeleine Former United States Secretary of State USA
Alexievich Svetlana Nobel Laureate in Literature Belarus
Alieva Leila President, Center for National and International Studies Azerbaijan
Al-Jarba Abdalaziz Younis Chairman, Al-Tahreer Association for Development Iraq
Almagro Luis Secretary-General, Organization of American States Uruguay
Alonso Laura Former Member of Chamber of Deputies; Former Executive Director, Poder Ciudadano; Former Head of Argentine Anti-Corruption Office Argentina
Al-Rantawi Oraib General Director, Al Quds Center for Political Studies Jordan
Altmann Josette Secretary-General, FLACSO Costa Rica
Anggraini Titi Executive Director, Perludem Indonesia
Ansari Mohammad Hamid Former Vice President of India; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation; Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations India
Antholis William J. Director, the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia USA
Arias Sanchez Oscar Nobel Peace Laureate; Founder, Grameen Bank Costa Rica
Arteaga Serrano Rosalía Former President of Ecuador Ecuador
Assiri Yahya Founder, ALQST Saudi Arabia
Atkinson Rick Journalist USA
Atwood Brian Former USAID Administrator USA
Avineri Shlomo Professor, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities Israel
Axworthy Lloyd Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Chair, World Refugee Council Canada
Ayotte Kelly Former United States Senator; Board Member, International Republican Institute USA
Balcerowicz Leszek Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and Minister of Finance Poland
Balkenende Jan Peter Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands Netherlands
Bareiro Line Founder, Centro de Documentación y Estudios (CDE-Paraguay); Former Member, the United Nations Committee for the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Paraguay
Bathily Abdoulaye Former Member and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Senegal; Former United Nations Under-Secretary General Senegal
Bayaraa Sanjaasuren Special Advisor, the Zorig Foundation; Former Ambassador of Mongolia to India Mongolia
Bell Christine Founder and Director, Global Justice Academy; Professor of Constitutional Law and Assistant Principal, University of Edinburgh Ireland
Bellamy Carol Former Executive Director, UNICEF USA
Benabdallaoui Mokhtar Professor of Islamic Studies, Hassan II University Morocco
BERMAN Howard Former U.S. Member of Congress USA
Bernard Antoine Senior Advisor, Reporters sans frontières (RSF); Faculty, PSIA/SciencesPo France
Bernstein Tom Chair, the Human Freedom Advisory Council of the George W. Bush Presidential Center USA
Berschinski Rob Senior Vice President for Policy, Human Rights First USA
Bialiatski Ales Founder, The Human Rights Center “Viasna” Belarus
Bildt Carl Former Prime Minister of Sweden Sweden
Birkavs Valdis Former Prime Minister of Latvia Latvia
Biserko Sonja Chair, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Serbia
Bitar Sergio President, the Chilean Council for Strategy and Foresight Chile
Blair Dennis C. Admiral; Former United States Director of National Intelligence USA
Boadi E. Gyimah Executive Director, AfroBarometer Ghana
Bodnar Adam Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland Poland
Bolaños Geye Enrique José Former President of Nicaragua Nicaragua
Bondevik Kjell Magne Former Prime Minister of Norway; Founder and Executive Chair, the Oslo Center Norway
Bongiovanni Gerardo President, Fundacion Libertad Argentina
Boniadi Nazanin Artist; Board Member, the Center for Human Rights in Iran Iran
Boroumand Ladan Co-founder, Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy in Iran Iran
Börzel Tanja A. Professor of Political Science, Freie University, Berlin Germany
Botero Catalina Dean, the Law School of the University of Los Andes, Bogotá; Former Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) Colombia
Bozkurt Emine Former Member of the European Parliament Netherlands
Brauchli Marcus Former Editor, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal USA
Brinkhorst Laurens Jan Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands Netherlands
Brito Joel Executive Director, the International Group for Corporate Social Responsibility in Cuba Cuba
Brkan Darko President, CA Why Not Bosnia & Herzegovina
Brok Elmar Former Member of the European Parliament; Former Chairman, the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Germany
Bruton John Former Prime Minister of Ireland; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation; Former EU Ambassador to the United States Ireland
Buchanan Vern Member of the United States House of Representatives for Florida USA
Bullrich Patricia Former Minister of Security of Argentina Argentina
Bummel Andreas Executive Director, Democracy Without Borders Germany
Buquicchio Gianni President, The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe Italy
Burns William J. Former United States Deputy Secretary of State USA
Bush Jeb Former Governor of Florida USA
Butora Martin Honorary Chairman, Institute for Public Affairs Slovakia
Buzek Jerzy Member of the European Parliament and Former Prime Minister of Poland Poland
Calmy-Rey Micheline Former President of the Swiss Confederation; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation; Former President of the Council of Europe Switzerland
Cantón Santiago Secretary of Human Rights for the Province of Buenos Aires Argentina
Card Andrew Chairman, the National Endowment for Democracy USA
Cardoso Fernando Henrique Former President of Brazil Brazil
Carothers Thomas Senior Fellow, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace USA
Carroll Sean President and CEO, Anera and Advisor, the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid USA
Carson Johnnie Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs USA
Casanova Jean-Claude Former President, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques France
Castañeda Jorge Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico Mexico
Castellanos Julieta Former Rector of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras Honduras
Caxton Ateki Seta Chair, African Movement for Democracy Cameroon
Çetin Hikmet Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation; Former NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Turkey
Chachava Ketevan Executive Director, Center for Development and Democracy Georgia
Chalker Lynda Baroness; Former Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Founding Member, the Global Leadership Foundation; Founder and President, Africa Matters Limited United Kingdom
Chamorro Carlos Fernando Editor, Confidencial Nicaragua
Chamorro Cristiana Founder, the Violeta Chamorro Foundation Nicaragua
Changachirere Glanis Founding Director, Institute for Young Women Development Zimbabwe
Chertoff Michael Former Second United States Secretary of Homeland Security; Chairman, Freedom House USA
Chinchilla Laura Former President of Costa Rica Costa Rica
Chissano Joaquim Alberto Former President of the Republic of Mozambique; Chairperson, the Joaquim Chissano Foundation Mozambique
Chukwuma Innocent Founder, the Center for Law Enforcement Education Nigeria
Clark Charles Joseph Former Prime Minister of Canada; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation Canada
Clark Helen Former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation; Former Deputy Prime Minister; Former Administrator of the UNDP New Zealand
Coomaraswamy Radhika Former Under Secretary General and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict Sri Lanka
Corke Susan Executive Director, Transatlantic Democracy Working Group, German Marshall Fund USA
Couchepin Pascal Former President of the Swiss Confederation; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation; Former President of the Ministerial Assembly of the World Trade Organisation Switzerland
Crnjanski Vukosava Director, Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability Serbia
Crocker Chester A. Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation USA
Cseh Katka Member of the European Parliament; Co-founder, Momentum Movement Hungary
Cyrille Touré (aka Thiat) Cheikh Oumar Co-founder of Y’en a Marre Senegal
Daly Tom Gerald Director, Democratic Decay & Renewal (DEM-DEC) Australia
Dammert Lucia Professor, University of Santiago of Chile Peru
Dan Wang Founder and Executive Director, Dialogue China China
Danby Michael Former Member of Parliament; Chair, the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Australia
Darmanovic Srdjan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro Montenegro
Darusman Marzuki Former Attorney General of Indonesia and Member of the House of Representatives; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation Indonesia
Daschle Thomas Former United States Senate Majority Leader USA
Davidson Charles Co-founder, The American Interest USA
de Bethune Sabine Baroness and Member of the Senate of Belgium Belgium
de Klerk F.W. Nobel Peace Laureate and Former President of South Africa; Founder, the Global Leadership Foundation South Africa
de la Calle Humberto Former Vice President of Colombia Colombia
de la Fuente Gloria President, Fundacion Chile 21 Chile
De Riz Liliana Professor, Centro para la Apertura y el Desarrollo Argentina
De Silva Ravindra Co-founder and Executive Director, AFRIEL Youth Network Sri Lanka
Dean Howard Former Governor of Vermont; Chair, DNC USA
Debeuf Koert Writer and Editor in Chief, EUobserver Belgium
Deibert Ronald Director, Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto Canada
Deo Neelam Director, Gateway House Mumbai India
Diamond Larry Senior Fellow, Stanford University Hoover Institution & Freeman Spogli Institute USA
Dijsselbloem Jeroen Former Minister of Finance of the Netherlands; Former President, Eurogroup Netherlands
Djakupova Cholpon Idinovna Director, Legal Clinic “Adilet” Kyrgyzstan
Dobrev Klara Vice President of the European Parliament Hungary
Donahoe Eileen Executive Director, Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator USA
Dongfang Han Executive Director, China Labor Bulletin China
Dunne Michele Director, Middle East Program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace USA
Đurić Ivan Coordinator, the World Youth Movement for Democracy Serbia
Dutkiewicz Rafal Former Mayor of Wroclaw Poland
Dutour Nassera President, Federation Against Enforced Disappearances (FEMED) Algeria
Ebadi Shirin Nobel Peace Laureate; Founder, Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran Iran
Edelman Eric Former United States Under Secretary of Defense for Policy USA
Eisen Norman Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution USA
Ejigu Bilen Asrat Executive Director, Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations Forum Ethiopia
Engesland Bjørn Secretary-General, Norwegian Helsinki Committee Norway
Eoseewong Nidhi Historian and Recipient of the Fukuoka Asian Cultural Prize Thailand
Ertürk Yakin Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Turkey
Escobar Mejia Claudia Former Judge, Legal Specialist on Anti-corruption Policies Guatemala
Espada Joao Carlos Director, the Institute of Political Studies, Catholic University of Lisbon Portugal
Espinal Rosario Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology, Temple University Dominican Republic
Evans Gareth Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia and Leader of the Government in the Senate; President Emeritus, the International Crisis Group; Former Dean of Australian National University Australia
Evgenidze Nino Executive Director, Economic Policy Research Center Georgia
Fahrenkopf Frank J. Founding Member, the International Republican Institute; Co-chair, the Commission on the Presidential Debates USA
Farouk Ahmad Founder and Director, the Islamic Renaissance Front (IFR) Malaysia
Feinstein Lee Former Ambassador to Poland USA
Feltman Jeffrey Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs USA
Ferguson Niall Historian and Milbank Family Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University USA
Fernández Leonel Former President of the Dominican Republic; President, the World Federation of United Nations Associations Dominican Republic
Fischer Jan Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Fishere Ezzedine Choukri Writer and Academic Egypt
Fontaine Richard CEO, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) USA
Franco Gómez Federico Former President of Paraguay Paraguay
Franssen Cindy Member of the European Parliament Belgium
Fréchette Louise Former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation Canada
Freidenberg Flavia Professor, the Institute of Legal Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Argentina
Fücks Ralf Former Deputy Mayor and Senator for Urban Development and Environmental Protection; Founder, Zentrum Liberale Moderne Germany
Fukuyama Francis Director, the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University USA
Funabashi Yoichi Chairman, Asia Pacific Initiative; Award Winning Journalist and Author Japan
Fussner Chris Assistant Chairman, International Democratic Union; Board Member, International Republican Institute USA
Gabel Chelsea Chair, Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement and Innovation Research Canada Canada
Galston William A. Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution USA
Garcé Adolfo Professor, the Political Science Institute, Universidad de la República in Montevideo Uruguay
Garton Ash Timothy Professor of European Studies, Oxford University and Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution, Stanford University United Kingdom
Gascon Chito Chairperson, Commission on Human Rights Philippines
Gatsha Dumiso Founder, Success Capital Organisation Botswana
Gaviria Cesar Former President of Colombia Colombia
Gbowee Leymah R. Nobel Peace Laureate and Former President of Costa Rica Liberia
Gedmin Jeffrey Editor-in-Chief and CEO, The American Interest USA
Gejdenson Sam Former Congressman USA
Gephardt Richard Former House Majority Leader; Former Chairman, NED USA
Gere Richard Founder, the Gere Foundation; Chairman, The International Campaign for Tibet USA
Ghali Amine Director, Al Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center Tunisia
Gigauri Eka Executive Director, Transparency International Georgia Georgia
Gil Laura Journalist and Director, Dialogos and Estrategias Colombia
Gísladóttir Ingibjörg Sólrún Director, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland Iceland
Gomes Ana Former Member of the European Parliament Portugal
Gonzi Lawrence Former Prime Minister of Malta; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation Malta
Goodman Nicole Director, the Centre for e-Democracy; Associate Professor, Brock University Canada
Gorriti Gustavo Journalist and Director, IDL-Reporter Peru
Gozman Leonid President, Union of Right Forces (SPS) Russia
Green Mark Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership USA
Green Mike Former Senior Director, National Security Council USA
Gudziak Borys President, the Ukrainian Catholic University Ukraine
Guéhenno Jean-Marie Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations France
Gusenbauer Alfred Former Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Austria
Habib Adam Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa
Halvorssen Thor President, the Oslo Freedom Forum Norway
Hamada Maxine Tanya Corporate Secretary, iLEAD Philippines
Hamati Juela President, European Democracy Youth Network Albania
Hamzawy Amr Former Member of the People’s Assembly of Egypt; Senior research scholar, the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University Egypt
Han Sung-Joo Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Chairman, Asan Institute for Policy Studies Republic of Korea
Hannig Nunez Sascha Journalist; Author; Researcher, Fundacion Para el Progreso Chile
Haqqani Husain Director, South and Central Asia, The Hudson Institute; Former Ambassador to the United States Pakistan
Haraszti Miklos Former OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media; Resident Fellow, Center for Media, Central European University Hungary
Hardh Robert Member, Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy Sweden
Harper Stephen Former Prime Minister of Canada Canada
Hart Gary Former United States Senator USA
Harutyunyan Haykuhi Chairperson, Corruption Prevention Commission Armenia
Harymurti Bambang Former CEO and Editor in Chief, Tempo Magazine Indonesia
Hassan Bahey Director, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies; Human rights advocate Egypt
Hautala Heidi Vice President of the European Parliament; Former Minister of International Development of Finland Finland
Havel Ivan Miloš Researcher and Former Director of the Center for Theoretical Studies Czech Republic
Helgesen Vidar Former Secretary-General, International IDEA Norway
Heyzer Noeleen Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations; Advisor, the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid ; Former United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Timor-Leste Singapore
Hijazi Aya Founder, Belady foundation for Street Children Egypt
Hoff Rachel Policy Director, Ronald Reagan Institute USA
Hojsik Martin Member of the European Parliament Slovakia
Hole Theodore Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Benin; Former President of the Constitutional Court Benin
Holland Agnieszka Film Director Poland
Hřib Zdeněk Mayor of Prague Czech Republic
Hurtado Osvaldo Former President of Ecuador Ecuador
Hwangbo Seung-hee Member of National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Republic of Korea
IBRAHIM Dato Seri Anwar President of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People's Justice Party), Parliament Malaysia
Ibrahim Jibrin Senior Fellow, Center for Democracy and Development Abuja Nigeria
Ichihara Maiko Associate Professor of International Relations, Hitotsubashi University Japan
Iglesias Hasler Youth Coordinator, Voluntad Popular Venezuela
Ilves Toomas Henrik Former President of Estonia Estonia
Insulza Jose Miguel Member of the Senate of the Republic of Chile; Former Secretary-General, the Organization of American States Chile
Isakovna Otunbayeva Roza Former President of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Ismail Gulalai Founder and Chairperson, Aware Girl Pakistan
Ismayilova Khadija Former Political Prisoner and Investigative Journalist Azerbaijan
Itodo Samson Executive Director, YIAGA and Initiator of the Not Too Young to Run campaign Nigeria
Jahanbegloo Ramin Director, Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace, Jindal Global University Iran
Jahjaga Atifete Former President of Kosovo Kosovo
Jarquín Edmundo Former Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Nicaragua; Former Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidate of Nicaragua; Member, the Global Leadership Foundation Nicaragua
Jarwolo Eddie D. Executive Director, Naymote Partners for Democratic Development Liberia
Ji Seong-ho Member of National Assembly of the Republic of Korea and North Korean defector Republic of Korea
Jianli Yang Founder and President, Citizen Power Initiatives for China China
John Shattuck John Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; President Emeritus, the Central European University USA
Jones Jerry Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, ACXIOM; Advisor, the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid USA
Joon Oh Former South Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Republic of Korea
Josipovic Ivo Former President of Croatia Croatia
Kaljurand Marina Member of the European Parliament; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Estonia
Kandić Natasa Founder, Humanitarian Law Center Serbia
Kara-Murza Vladimir Chairman, Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom Russia
Karlson Nils President and CEO, the The Ratio Institute Sweden
Karman Tawakkol Nobel Peace Laureate; Founder, Women Journalists Without Chains Yemen
kasich John Former Governor of Ohio USA
Kasparov Garry Chairman, Renew Democracy Initiative (RDI); Chairman, the Human Rights Foundation; Former World Chess Champion, Writer, and Political Activist Russia
Kassem Hisham Political Commentator and Former Chairman, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Egypt
Keum Tae-Sup Ranking Member of the Legislation and Judiciary Committee of the National Assembly Republic of Korea
Khan Zafarullah CEO, Civic Concerns Pakistan
Khodorkovsky Mikhail Former Political Prisoner and Opposition Leader Russia
Kingsley Jean-Pierre Former Chief Electoral Officer of Elections Canada Canada
Kitenge Dismas President, LOTUS Group Republic of Congo
Kiu Arnold Chung Chin Founding Member, Demosisto Hong-Kong
Kodmani Bassma Former Executive Director, the Arab Reform Initiative Syria
Kolbe Jim Former Congressman; Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Board Member, International Republican Institute USA
Koroma Ernest Bai Former President of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Kovacevic Milica President, Center for Democratic Transision Montenegro
Kramer David J. Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Senior Fellow, Vaclav Havel Program on Human Rights and Diplomacy, Florida International University; Board Member, International Republican Institute USA
Krastev Ivan Chairman, the Centre for Liberal Strategies; Founder, the European Council on Foreign Relations Bulgaria
Krauze Enrique Historian and Editor, Letras Libres Mexico
Kreko Peter Director, Political Capital Institute, Europe’s Futures Fellow, IWM/ERSTE Stiftung Hungary
Kristol William Director, Defending Democracy Together USA
Kubilius Andrius Member of the European Parliament; Former Prime Minister of Lithuania Lithuania
Kurlantzick Joshua Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations USA
Kwasniewski Aleksander Former President of Poland Poland
Lafer Celso Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil; Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Brazil to the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Brazil
Lagumdzija Zlatko Former Prime Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina
Lambertz Karl-Heinz Speaker of the Parliament of the German-Speaking Community; Former President of the European Committee of the Regions; Former Minister-President of the German-Speaking Community of Belgium Belgium
Lamounier Bolivar Director, Augurium Consultores and Advisor, the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid Brazil
Lamsal Pragya Development professional and women's rights activist Nepal
Landsbergis Vytautas Former President of Lithuania Lithuania
Larok Arthur Director, Federation Development, ActionAid International Uganda
Lebedev Greg Chairman, the Center for International Private Enterprise USA
Lee Cheuk-Yan Former Member of the Legislative Council; Secretary-General, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions Hong-Kong
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