"In this regard, the Committee recalls its General Comment on article 25, according to which the exercise of the rights protected by article 25 may not be suspended or excluded except on grounds which are established by law and which are objective and reasonable. The Committee notes that article 68, part 6, of the Electoral Code, gives a right to electoral commissions to refuse registering a candidate when he or she submits data that does not “correspond to reality”, including biographic data and information on income and property. "
DocumentUN (CCPR): Communication No. 1354/2005, Leonid Sudalenko v. Belarus, para. 6.4
- Every citizen has the right to be elected.
- Suspension or exclusion of participatory rights is prohibited except on grounds established by law and which are objective and reasonable.
- Limits on those wishing to run for office must be based on objective and reasonable criteria.
- Limits on individuals wishing to run for office may only be based on objective and reasonable criteria, including residency.