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Election Provisions in Constitutions

This is Briefing Paper 48 issued by the DRI in April 2014, titled "Election Provisions in Constitutions" summarises how constitutions implement the key elections standards, chiefly those given by the ICCPR.  Constitutions should take guidance from the obligations included in these treaties and interpretations in protecting the right to vote. As a state’s fundamental law, a constitution can provide a guarantee that other important legislation, such as the electoral law, reflects international standards.

This Briefing Paper is available in Arabic

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Democracy Reporting International