I believe that the topic of human rights and youth rights is now more relevant than ever. Because, we were forced to sit on self-isolation, on the one hand fearing for our health, on the other hand, stigma infringed on our rights. They infringed on my rights, and I think it’s worth sorting out this issue. Why should I sit at home for a month and listen to someone? We'll figure out.
At first glance, it might seem that human rights and democracy are doomed to conflict with each other: the concept of human rights is associated with individuals, groups, minorities, who defend their rights just in the face of the majority, and democracy presupposes the power of the majority. Can individual rights and freedoms be infringed on behalf of democracy, under the guise of popular sovereignty? And the courts that question the decisions of the majority, referring to human rights and the protection of minorities, can be called "undemocratic"? Such a clash between the foreheads of democracy and human rights, the majority and the minority, as practiced by some authoritarian regimes and partly propagated under the guise of illiberal democracy, is mistaken because the protection of human rights is not an obstacle, but a condition for sustainable democracy. Human rights guarantee free and fair elections, subject to political equality. Human rights provide open communication and a free process of forming public opinion. Human rights secure the process of implementing democratically adopted decisions and help democratic power to be effective. By limiting the power of the majority, human rights make it possible for individuals and minorities to make decisions of a democratically legitimate majority. After all, democracy shows a minority that it can become a majority! Human rights guarantee an individual that his interests will be respected even when he does not belong to the majority. Just as human rights can exist only in a democracy, a stable democratic state is unthinkable without respect, protection and realization of human rights. Human rights and democracy are not antipodes, but two interrelated conditions for the successful functioning of a political community. Their interaction makes possible both the development of individuality and collective self-determination. Therefore, the protection and realization of human rights is a real democratic project.
In Kazakhstan, it is also supposedly "democracy", but this is not so. It's no secret that there are no independent elections, such as in Russia and Belarus. But, I came to the project, and was very glad to see real democracy. And how I was upset when the state decided to challenge us, without the right to choose. And how easily we obeyed. It resembles Ourel's novel.