" [Member states should] protect and promote the equal civil and political rights of women and men, including running for office and freedom of association. "
DocumentUN (CAC/COSP): Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Conference of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, at its fifth session, para. II
- Women should enjoy equality with men before the law.
- With respect to candidates for office, there should be no restrictions on candidates based on sex.
- Political parties must embrace the principles of equal opportunity for female candidates.
- The state must perform both its "negative duty" to refrain from discrimination against women and its "positive duty" to prevent discrimination against women.