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Approved by the Resolution of Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the CIS of December 4, 2004 No. 24 - 7

Recommendations for the international observers of the Commonwealth of Independent States about observation of elections and referenda

Inter-parliamentary Assembly,

welcoming efforts of the states of the Commonwealth of Independent States on human rights protection,

assessing the experience accumulated by the states of the Commonwealth and the progress in providing human rights and freedoms made by them positively,

with satisfaction noting steps taken in the CIS countries on creation of the legislation in the field of human rights protection and institute of Commissioners for Human Rights,

calling for strict observance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

recognizing that work in this direction requires additional efforts, including on creation of Commonwealths of Independent States Commission on Human Rights according to article 33 of the Charter of the Commonwealth of Independent States,

stating availability of common problems and interests of the states of the Commonwealth in the sphere of protection of the rights and freedoms of the citizens,

considering special attention to the problems of safety of society and fight against terrorism attempting upon fundamental human right - the right to life,

confirming the principle of universality, indivisibility, interdependence and coherence of all human rights,

confirming that the main efforts on human rights protection shall be made at the national level,

confirming importance of implementation of international cooperation in the field of human rights,

recognizing that creation and functioning of institutes of protection of the rights 4 persons guarantee respect for constitutional rights and freedoms, and also allow to observe balance of interests of society, state and personality,

emphasizing extreme relevance of questions of forming of the effective mechanism of realization of human rights in the territory of the State Parties of the CIS, main objective of creation kotorogoobespecheny universal recognition and observance of the rights and fundamental freedoms of the person,

recognizing that participation of the international observers of the Commonwealth

The independent States in implementation of observation of preparation and elections and referenda according to the national legal system,

the conventional principles and rules of international law, the international obligations of the state becomes one of important conditions of ensuring openness and publicity of the electoral process, realization of the voting rights and freedoms of all participants of elections and referenda, forward democratic development decides:

4. Accept new edition of Recommendations for the international observers of the Commonwealth of Independent States about observation of elections and referenda (3) and to recommend appendix to legislative, executive and electoral bodies of gosudarstvuchastnik of the CIS, and also the bodies of the Commonwealth and integration associations operating on space of the CIS, to use these Recommendations under the organization and carrying out the international observation of the elections held in the CIS and referendumami*.

5. Consider invalid the Recommendations for the international observers of the Commonwealth of Independent States about observation of elections accepted at the twentieth plenary session of Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States on December 7, 2002 (the resolution MPA of the CIS of N20 - 6).

 

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