"State Parties re-affirm their commitment to regularly holding transparent, free and fair elections in accordance with the Union’s Declaration on the Principles Governing Democratic Elections in Africa. To this end, State Parties shall: 2. Establish and strengthen national mechanisms that redress election related disputes in a timely manner."
DocumentAU: African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, art. 17.2
- Remedy should be available for complaints arising throughout the electoral process.
- 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.
- There should be impartial scrutiny of the counting process and access to judicial review.
- The right to remedy is required in the context of elections, and the announcement of results.