The African Charter on Elections, Democracy and Governance

About this Standards & Guidance

Sources of guidance

  • Inter-Government

Guidance Type

  • Principles

Date Added

  • 15th October 2013

An African Charter on Elections, Democracy and Governance was adopted by the African Union in 2007. The objectives of the Charter include promoting adherence to the principles of democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, and promoting the holding of regular free and fair elections and condemning unconstitutional change of government.