"Tak[e] all necessary measures to eliminate laws, regulations and practices that discriminate, directly or indirectly, against citizens in their right to participate in public affairs on grounds of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, or on the basis of disability. "
DocumentUNHRC: Equal Participation in Political and Public Affairs, art. 7(c)
- The will of the people should be the basis of government, and this obligation is linked inextricably to the electoral system.
- Every citizen has the right to vote.
- Every citizen has the right to be elected.
- Everyone has the right to association.
- Everyone has the right to peaceful assembly.
- Everyone has the right to freedom of movement within the borders of each state.
- Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, whether through public speeches or other means.
- Everyone has the right to seek and receive information.
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and expression, migrant, refugee, repatriate, stateless or internally displaced status, genetic trait, mental or physical health condition, including infectious contagious condition and debilitating psychological condition, or other status at any time.
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on sex.
- Everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, impartial, and independent tribunal in determination of his/her rights.
- Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by a competent national tribunal for acts that violate his or her rights or freedoms.
- Elections must be held by universal suffrage.
- Elections must be held by equal suffrage.
- The election should be held by secret ballot.
- Laws must be consistent with international human rights.
- States should take measures to promote the principles of the rule of law.
- Everyone has the right to participate in the public affairs of his/her country.