"Public security providers should operate in accordance with domestic law and international norms, and ensure that any necessary interventions are only required to achieve specific objectives of maintaining order based on a legitimate aim. Any restrictions during an electoral process should be based in law and be proportional to the objectives."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Guidelines for Public Security Providers in Elections, p. 22
- Freedom of association may be restricted only in limited cases, including in the interest of public safety/order.
- Freedom of assembly may only be restricted under certain circumstances, including in the interest of public safety/order.
- Any security-related restrictions of freedoms and the use of force by public security providers must be based in law, necessary, and proportionate to the objective of maintaining public order.