“After years of major gains, the share of free countries has declined over the past decade, while the share of not free countries has risen”.
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Governments that are founded in respect for human rights are better placed to hear their citizens and respond to public will.
Individual citizens, especially minorities, are able to speak up on what matters to them and fight for what they believe in .
When citizens are not afraid, communities are able to speak up on injustice and justice systems as a whole are likely to be fairer.