Discrimination includes any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference on the basis of sex.
- The legal framework for elections did not include provisions that discriminate on the basis of prohibited grounds
- The state took steps to ensure de facto equality between men and women
- Citizenship rules did not discriminate directly or indirectly against women
- The legal framework for elections included guarantees of equality before the law for men and women
- Regulations for candidacy and campaigning were not discriminatory
- The term "discrimination" as used in the Covenant should be understood to imply any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference which is based on any ground such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, and which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by all persons, on an equal footing, of all rights and freedoms.