Election Obligations & Standards Database
"Force should only be applied to the minimum extent necessary, following to the principles of restraint, proportionality, minimization of damage and the preservation of life."
OSCE (ODIHR), CoE (Venice Commission): Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly (Third Edition)
, para. 32
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.