Democracy and Human Rights
Do Human Rights Concur with Particular Democratic Systems?
Paper presented by the President of the I.P.O. at the Indian Council for World Affairs
New Delhi, 24 February 1990


I. The prejudice of the doctrine of representation

II. The foundation of human rights according to transcendental philosophy

III. The problematic nature of the basic political rights in the Declaration of Human Rights

IV. Questionable aspects of the representative model of the State in regard to human rights

V. Ontological versus transcendental idealism: The question of the realization of autonomy in the political system

VI. The ideal political system concurring with human rights