"The overall approach to electoral security should reflect the principle that the ultimate objective of ensuring a safe and secure electoral environment is not to impose limitations, but to ensure that fundamental rights are not undermined and that they can be freely exercised. Security concerns should not be misused as justification for unduly restricting freedoms."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Guidelines for Public Security Providers in Elections, p. 39
- Law enforcement should behave in a neutral manner.
- 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.
- The right to security of the person applies to candidates.