The legal framework provided citizens with an effective (timely and enforceable) remedy throughout the electoral process
- Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by a competent national tribunal for acts that violate his or her rights or freedoms.
- Individuals must have the right to a remedy for violation of their participatory rights relating to the election process.
- Remedy should be available for complaints arising throughout the electoral process.
- An effective remedy requires reparation for harm done.
- States must enforce a remedy when granted.
- At times, an effective remedy may require States Parties to take interim measures.
- States Parties are obliged to prevent a recurrence of the violation to the covenant.
- The legal framework for elections should provide effective redress for violations of electoral rights.
- Effective redress requires disputes to be dealt with in a timely manner.
- Laws must be consistent with international human rights.
- Effective implementation of electoral law requires sanctions against the infringement of electoral law.
- The right to remedy is required in the context of elections, and the announcement of results.
- Safety and ability of journalists and other media actors to work in full freedom should be protected, with any harassment and violence, offline and online, promptly investigated and liability imposed.