Democracy isn't fair or humanistic on its own merits. Democracy is a system that creates conditions and possibilities for citizens to fill their society and community with the ideals of humanism and justice. Citizens have a major responsibility to shape their society in such a way that all people have the same basic rights and opportunities.
There is, however, incitements that are necessary for a democracy to work. And those are the uncompromising freedom of speech and rule of law. With these insitament follows several others as freedom of movement and freedom of association. Without these basic freedoms democracy is merely a façade without any real purpose.