An Inter-American Democratic Charter was adopted in 2001. It includes statements about democracy and its relation to human rights, development and poverty alleviation. It also includes provisions about the strengthening and preservation of democratic institutions, and the promotion of a democratic culture. Articles 23-25 concern electoral processes and include provisions on using electoral observation missions. It states, for example, that electoral observation missions from the Organisation of American States can be requested by member states.
Inter-American Democratic Charter
Sources of guidance
- 15th October 2013