This article deals with the concept of good governance and its major elements, among which civic engagement and respect to human rights. Paragraph II of this article explains the concept of good governance, the development of this concept and its main elements. In paragraph III it is provided in detail one fundamental element of good governance, that is public participation in decision making and the instruments that the Albanian legislation provides to citizens in order for them to exercise civic engagement. Paragraph IV deals with another aspect of good governance under the framework of respect to human rights and fundamental freedoms and brings in a concrete example, which illustrates how good governance impacts these rights. The article ends with paragraph V which provides conclusions derived from the analysis and recommendations on how to implement good governance.