Inter-American Democratic Charter

About this Standards & Guidance

Sources of guidance

  • Inter-Government

Guidance Type

  • Principles

Date Added

  • 15th October 2013

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.