"Sanctions should be applied against political parties found to be in violation of relevant laws and regulations and should be dissuasive in nature. Moreover, in addition to being enforceable, sanctions must at all times be objective, effective, and proportionate to the specific violation."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR), CoE (Venice Commission): Guidelines on Political Party Regulation, Second Edition, para. 272
- States should require that the infringement of rules regarding party funding be subject to effective and proportionate sanctions.
- Legislation should cover fundamental issues such as sources of funding, private donations, public subsidies to political parties, the financing of election campaigns and provisions for disclosure, reporting, monitoring, and enforcement.