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Critics have dubbed this approach "low intensity" democracy. Many NCOS and popular movements in the South are sceptical of formal democratic processes and institutions. Supporters of "popular" or "developmental" democracy are more concerned that civil and political freedoms should be used as vehicles of empowerment to achieve equality of condition, not simply equality of opportunity. 68 The expansion of political space, popular participation, a just social order, a fair distribution of assets, and civilian control of the military are the preferred markers of democracy.

91 In contrast to international human rights law, which underlines the interdependence and indivisibility of all human rights, the primarily economic missions of international financial institutions such as the World Bank have separated rights into different generations. According to this view, civil and political rights can be postponed until basic human needs are met. 91 In fact, attention to civil and political rights is an indispensable component of sound development strategies. Civil rights such as freedom of expression and association empower citizens in their material struggles and help civil society criticize unjust or inefficient state policies.

11 It concludes "that the violation 35 Frameworks for Human Rights Analysis of certain fundamental rights - those classified as inviolable - can occur on such a scale and to an extent which encroaches on the human rights situation in its entirety. '"12' China's Tiananmen Square massacre emphasizes the Dutch report's premise that "the fundamental rights concern such essential human ... S. State Department's Country Report, a similar conclusion was drawn. Political killing and torture "came, in practice, to have priority.

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