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    All are equal before the law.
    • Legal Framework, Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Election Management, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “All persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law.”

    • Legal Framework, Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Election Management, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “Each State Party to the present covenant undertakes : (a) to ensure that any person whose rights or freedoms are herein recognized as violated shall have an effective remedy, notwithstanding that the violation has been committed by persons acting in an official capacity.”

    • Legal Framework, Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Election Management, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “States Parties shall accord to women equality with men before the law.”

    • Legal Framework, Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Election Management, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “In compliance with the fundamental obligations laid down in article 2 of this Convention, States Parties undertake to prohibit and to eliminate racial discrimination in all its forms and to guarantee the right of everyone, without distinction as to race, color, or national or ethnic origin, to equality before the law, notably in the enjoyment of the following rights: (a) The right to equal treatment before the tribunals and all other organs administering justice”

    • Legal Framework, Election Management, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “Migrant workers and their families shall have the right to equality with nationals of the State concerned before the courts and tribunals. In the determination of any criminal charge against them or their rights and obligations in a suit of law, they shall be entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law.”

    • Legal Framework, Election Management, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “States Parties recognize that all persons are equal before and under the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law.”

    • Legal Framework, Election Management, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “States Parties reaffirm that persons with disabilities have the right to recognition everywhere as persons before the law.”

    • Legal Framework, Election Management, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “Every person shall have the right of access to public property and services in strict equality of all persons before the law.”

    • Legal Framework, Election Management, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “All peoples shall be equal; they shall enjoy the same respect and shall have the same rights. Nothing shall justify the domination of a people by another.”

    • Legal Framework, Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Election Management, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, The Media, Electoral Dispute Resolution

      “All persons are equal before the law. Consequently, they are entitled, without discrimination, to equal protection of the law.”

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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

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International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

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American Convention on Human Rights

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