Electoral Justice

The International IDEA Handbook
This publication is only available in electronic format
24 Noviembre 2010
978-91-85724-96-3 (Print)
Jesús Orozco-Henríquez, Ayman Ayoub, Andrew Ellis

An effective electoral justice system is a key element in the unfolding of a free, fair and genuine democratic process.

Without a system to mitigate and manage inequality or perceptions of inequality, even the best management of an electoral process may lead to mistrust in the legitimacy of the elected government.

This Handbook examines the concept of electoral justice and how to prevent electoral disputes. Using examples from countries such as Afghanistan, Argentina, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, France, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States, it will assist any country with the design and implementation of an electoral justice system that best suits their situation.

The Overview is also available in print.


Electoral Justice: An Overview of the International IDEA Handbook




Acronyms and abbreviations

1. Introduction

2. Electoral justice and other related concepts

3. Prevention of electoral disputes

4. EDR mechanisms

5. A general classification of EDR systems

6. Principles and guarantees of EDR systems

7. Basic elements of EDR systems

8. Alternative EDR mechanisms



Electoral Justice: The International IDEA Handbook combines a profound analysis of the concept of electoral justice with a prevailing pragmatic viewpoint . . . and offers a highly structured study of all that encompasses electoral dispute resolution, ranging from prevention to resolution. Without a doubt, this Handbook, elaborated by an outstanding group of scholars, will prove extremely useful to electoral judges around the world. International IDEA supplies groundbreaking material that enriches our comprehension of electoral justice.
Maria del Carmen Alanis Figueroa
Chief Justice, Federal Electoral Court of Mexico

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