DPC’s mission is to press established and emerging democracies and transnational and international institutions to pursue policies based on liberal democratic values and principles within the scope of their international engagements and commitments.

Through its research, analysis, advocacy and public engagement, DPC seeks to draw the attention of policymakers, legislators and civil society to encroachments on freedoms within the democratic framework.

It aims to hold policymakers accountable on the basis of their liberal-democratic record, to propose appropriate and concrete policy responses to democratic backsliding and to develop broad-based popular constituencies for the promotion and support of liberal democracies.