Document of the 1990 Copenhagen Meeting of the Conference [now the Organisation] for Security and Cooperation in Europe

About this Standards & Guidance

Sources of guidance

  • Inter-Government

Guidance Type

  • Principles

Date Added

  • 15th October 2013

In this OSCE document from 1990, participating countries declared that among other human rights is the right to free elections held at reasonable intervals by secret ballot. In addition, the document contains a provision on electoral observers, stating that the presence of observers, both foreign and domestic, can enhance the electoral process for states in which elections are taking place.

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