Limits on individuals wishing to run for office may only be based on objective and reasonable criteria, including holding a position that could constitute a conflict of interest if also holding elective office.
- If there are reasonable grounds for regarding certain elective offices as incompatible with tenure of specific positions (e.g. the judiciary, high-ranking military office, public service), measures to avoid any conflicts of interest should not unduly limit the rights protected by ICCPR, art. 25(b).
- In addition, it is permissible to deny qualification for candidacy to elected office those who presently hold certain other governmental offices on the basis of conflicts of interest or the doctrine of incompatibility of offices.