Election Obligations & Standards Database
"Freedom of voters to express their wishes also implies: i. that the executive must organise referendums provided for by the legislative system; this is particularly important when it is not subject to the executive’s initiative; "
CoE (Venice Commission): Code of Good Practice on Referendums
, para. 3.2.b.i
Code of Good Practice on Referendums
Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, whether through public speeches or other means.