International IDEA is governed by its Council of Member States.
The organization is governed by its Statutes, the latest of which entered into force November 2008. Membership in International IDEA is open to governments which demonstrate, by example in their own state, their commitment to the rule of law, human rights, the basic principles of democratic pluralism and strengthening democracy.
- Our Statutes (English, Spanish, French)
- Our Founding Declaration (1995)
- Our International Day of Democracy Declaration (2015)