Election-related Case Law Database


The database below contains a collection of election-related jurisprudence that has been developed by international and regional human rights protection bodies. These references have become part of regional and international election standards and are increasingly important for the understanding of international principles for democratic elections.

In the searchable table below, each reference includes the responsible human rights body, the year of the case, the country where the case originated, the relevant international obligations the case concerns and a brief summary of the case. The human rights bodies referenced in the table below include:

  • The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (AComHPR)
  • The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACtHPR)
  • The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
  • The European Commission of Human Rights (EComHR)
  • The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IAComHR)
  • The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR)
  • The UN Human Rights Committee (UN CCPR)
  • The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
  • The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS (CCJ ECOWAS)


Election-related case law database