"...different types of complaint that will inevitably arise. These might include refusal of the right to stand as a candidate or to vote, attempts to suppress voter turnout, alleged misinterpretation of the electoral laws or procedures, alleged violations of the criminal law, disputes regarding the accuracy of the count, or claims that the cumulative effect of such irregularities is so extensive as to invalidate the elections. Generally, what is at issue is either the validity of the result, or the penalization of those who have violated electoral laws. The right to a remedy for violation of human rights is itself a human right, while sanctions against those who infringe the provisions of the electoral law are implicitly required in any effective system of implementation."
IPU: Free and Fair Elections: International Law and Practice, pp. 157-158

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Free and Fair Elections: International Law and Practice



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