The Committee is founded on three principles:

  • In a Republic, all the branches of power should be transparent and subject to oversight by civil society.
  • In a Democracy, all branches of power should be subject to participation by civil society.
  • Under the Rule of Law, there is no manifestation of power that is not legally regulated, even though by constitutional or international principles.

These principles are even more pressing when it comes to foreign policy and its impact on human rights. As was reaffirmed by the international community with the creation of the United Nations (UN) after World War II, human rights must not be subject to instrumental rationality, as a negotiating chip in international relations.