Providing an equitable legal framework to furnish dependable application of law and consistent procedural treatment for all. The effect is to free members to participate by providing the basic security of legal standards both in liberties and procedures.
An integral part of upholding just participation through popular creation of free assemblies disseminating information on human rights and initiating universal citizen's franchise.
Tactics include: due process to provide a standard application of law to all; individual liberties to establish the basic arena in which a person is free to move; civil protection to furnish security to citizens in pursuit of their rights; referendum procedures to supply legal means to change laws; and equitable representation to array a system for all factions to have an equal voice. An example is when a person who disagrees with draft regulations is provided with legal review of his rights, procedures to change the laws, and protected from harassment in the practice of of his rights.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
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