"Decisions taken by EDR bodies should always be impartial. Officials dealing with EDR should act objectively and carry out their duties in an impartial manner, irrespective of their personal beliefs and interests."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Handbook for the Observation of Election Dispute Resolution, p. 20
- Everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, impartial, and independent tribunal in determination of his/her rights.
- In the determination of suits at law the independence and impartiality of tribunals is an absolute right.
- Any body that meets the criteria of impartiality and independence can be considered a tribunal.
- Impartiality requires that judges act without bias, and that the tribunal appears unbiased to the reasonable observer.