States should ensure transparency in the management of public affairs.
- Member States shall ensure accountability, professionalism, transparency, and expertise in the public and private sectors.
- State Parties shall implement this Charter in accordance with the following principles: 8. Transparency and fairness in the management of public affairs.
- The preparation and conduct of elections and the announcement of results shall be done in a transparent manner.
- The Court has often underlined the necessity to maintain the political neutrality of those civil servants, judges and other persons in State service who exercise public authority, so as to ensure that all citizens receive equal and fair treatment that is not vitiated by political considerations (see Rekvényi v. Hungary [GC], no. 25390/94, §§ 41 and 46, ECHR 1999-III; Briķe v. Latvia (dec.), no. 47135/99, 29 June 2000; and Vogt v. Germany, 26 September 1995, § 58, Series A no. 323).