"To ensure the effectiveness of campaign finance rules, it is critical that responsibility for supervision be given to an independent and professional regulatory body, mandated to provide guidance to electoral stakeholders, check campaign finance reports and investigate potential breaches, and that it be endowed with sanctioning power in order to promote the effective implementation of the law and ensure the accountability of all stakeholders."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Handbook for the Observation of Campaign Finance, p. 45
- States should provide for the independent monitoring of campaign and political funding.
- An independent monitoring body should be created to review political and campaign finance.
- An independent monitoring body created to review political and campaign finance must have autonomous capacity to seek out violations.