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International Standards for Elections

  • Declaration of principles for international election observation and code of conduct for international election observers
    Document endorsed by various international organizations on October 27 2005 at the United Nations, New York.
    Conference / meeting document
    27 October 2005
  • Existing Commitments for Democratic Elections in OSCE Participating States, a Progress Report
    A progress report on a project initiated by the OSCE/ODIHR to establish an inventory of existing election-related norms, commitments, principles, and "good practices".
    Report
    6 October 2003
  • International Standards and Commitments on the Right to Democratic Elections: A Practical Guide To Democratic Elections. OSCE ODIHR Draft Paper
     
    Report
    20 November 2002
  • UN Committee on Human Rights, General Comment 25, "The Right to Participate in Public Affairs, Voting Rights and the Right to Equal Access to Public Service," 1510th meeting (fiftyseventh session)
    International standards of elections
    Decision / declaration
    12 July 1996
  • OSCE election commitments
    An excerpt of election-related paragraphs from the 1990 Copenhagen Document.
    Decision / declaration
    29 June 1990
  • European Charter of Local Self-Government
    International standards of elections
    Treaty / agreement
    15 October 1985
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, General Assembly Resolution 34/180
    International standards of elections
    Treaty / agreement
    18 December 1979
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, General Assembly Resolution 2106 (XX). 21 December 1965
    International standards of elections
    Treaty / agreement
    6 January 1975