The Legal Framework for Electoral Systems and Boundary Delimitation
- All are equal before the law, and laws should be equally enforced.
- Laws must be consistent with international human rights.
- The fundamental aspects of the electoral law should be enshrined in the constitution or at another level higher than ordinary law.
- States should take measures to promote the principles of the rule of law.
- Laws and procedures must not be arbitrarily applied.
- Suspension or exclusion of participatory rights is prohibited except on grounds established by law and which are objective and reasonable.
- Electoral legislation should be made widely available to the public for review.
- The delimitation of boundaries should be enshrined in the constitution or at another level above ordinary law.
- The process of boundary delimitation should be clearly stated in law.
- Voting processes must be subject to the rule of law, not to decisions of the current government or a single party.