Candidates and parties should not engage in violence.
- Candidature, party and campaign rights carry responsibilities to the community. In particular, no candidate or political party shall engage in violence.
- [States should foster citizen participation in the electoral process by] requiring that political parties permanently refrain from exercising pressure, violence and intimidation on the population, and protecting voters and candidates against such threats. This requires strict compliance with the principle of secrecy of the ballot and application of dissuasive but proportionate sanctions against perpetrators of any of these violations.