"In accordance with the principles of international law, the electoral law must guarantee equality for persons belonging to national minorities, which includes prohibiting any discrimination against them. In particular, the national minorities must be allowed to set up political parties. Constituency delimitations and quorum regulations must not be such as to form an obstacle to the presence of persons belonging to minorities in the elected body. "
DocumentCoE (Venice Commission): Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters, I.2.4.22 (exp. report)
- Special measures to ensure participation and representation of national minorities may include reduced or waived minimum support, deposit, and electoral threshold requirements, and quotas.
- Some measures taken to ensure equitable representation of minority groups should not be considered discriminatory.