The values of freedom, respect for human rights and the principle of holding periodic and genuine elections by universal suffrage are essential elements of democracy. In turn, democracy provides the natural environment for the protection and effective realization of human rights. These values are embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and further developed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which enshrines a host of political rights and civil liberties underpinning meaningful democracies.
Freedom of speech is a necessary factor in the democracy world. The word democracy itself means: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives; while the word election means: The right or ability to make a choice, thus the freedom of expression.