The Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and Code of Conduct for International Observers

2005/10/27

The Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the Code of Conduct for International Election Observers were developed through a multi-year process involving more than 20 intergovernmental and international nongovernmental organizations concerned with election observation around the world. It recognizes that genuine democratic elections are a requisite condition for democratic governance, because they are the vehicle through which the people of a country freely express their will, on a basis established by law, as to who shall have the legitimacy to govern in their name and in their interests. The Code of Conduct outlines principles for the participation of international elections observers.

Source: 
National Democratic Institute