International Obligations for Elections: Guidelines for Legal Frameworks

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This publication is available in print and electronic format
Published: 
1 October 2014
Language: 
English
Pages: 
364
ISBN: 
978-91-87729-56-0 (Print)
Author(s): 
Domenico Tuccinardi, Manuel Wally, Leandro Nagore de Sousa, Martina Garbuglia, Ron Gould

This report provides an inventory of United Nations jurisprudence relevant to electoral processes. It organizes and cross-references international law applicable to elections in order to make it accessible to national and international stakeholders.

The guidelines aspire to near-global applicability and focuses explicitly on national accountability and ownership, an essential tool for electoral management bodies and national stakeholders engaged in electoral reforms. The focus on UN treaty obligations is meant to promote consistency, objectivity, impartiality, accuracy and professionalism in drafting and reviewing legal frameworks for elections.

The guidelines include tables of jurisprudence and checklists, which facilitate review of how far national legal frameworks comply with UN treaty provisions and jurisprudence on elections.

Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Part A. Rationale and Methodology

Section I: The New International IDEA Guidelines
Section II: The Sources: UN Charter-based Bodies and Instruments
Section III: The Sources: UN Treaty-based Bodies and Instruments
Section IV: International Obligations for Elections: The Building Blocks

Part B. Electoral Components and Tables of Jurisprudence

Part C. Checklists

Conclusions

Annexes

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