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  • Right and Opportunity to Participate in Public Affairs

    Everyone has the right to participate in the public affairs of his/her country.
    • Candidacy and Campaigning, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation, Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Voter Education, Voter Registration

      “Every citizen shall have the right and the opportunity, without any of the distinctions mentioned in article 2 and without unreasonable restrictions: (a) To take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen representatives.”

    • Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation

      “States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against women in the political and public life of the country and, in particular, shall ensure to women, on equal terms with men, the right: (b) To participate in the formulation of government policy and the implementation thereof and to hold public office and perform all public functions at all levels of government.”

    • Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Education, Voter Registration, Vote Counting and Tabulation, Voting Operations

      “Migrant workers and members of their families shall have the right to participate in public affairs of their State of origin and to vote and to be elected at elections of that State, in accordance with its legislation.”

    • Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation

      “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, colour, or national or ethnic origin, to equality before the law, notably in the enjoyment of the following rights: (c) Political rights, in particular the right to participate in elections-to vote and to stand for election-on the basis of universal and equal suffrage, to take part in the Government as well as in the conduct of public affairs at any level and to have equal access to public service.”

    • Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Voter Education, Vote Counting and Tabulation, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations

      “Every citizen shall have the right to participate freely in the government of his country, either directly or through freely chosen representatives in accordance with the provisions of the law.”

    • Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation

      “Every citizen shall enjoy the following rights and opportunities: a. to take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen representatives.”

    • Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation

      “The Parties shall create the conditions necessary for the effective participation of persons belonging to national minorities in cultural, social and economic life and in public affairs, in particular those affecting them.”

    • Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voter Registration, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation

      “The following shall be declared as constitutional principles shared by all Member States: (d) Popular participation in decision-making, strict adherence to democratic principles and decentralization of power at all levels of governance.”

    • Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Voter Registration, Voter Education, Candidacy and Campaigning, Voting Operations, Vote Counting and Tabulation

      “Every woman has the right to the recognition, enjoyment, exercise and protection of all human rights and freedoms embodied in regional and international human rights instruments. These rights include, among others: …j. The right to have equal access to the public service of her country and to take part in the conduct of public affairs, including decision-making. ”

    • Electoral System and Boundary Delimitation, Candidacy and Campaigning, Vote Counting and Tabulation, Voter Registration, Voter Education, Voting Operations

      “Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.”

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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 Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

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African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

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American Convention on Human Rights

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Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

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Protocol A/SP1/12/01 on Democracy and Good Governance Supplementary to the Protocol Relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peacekeeping, and Security

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Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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