Part III Civil and Political Rights, 22 Rights of Political Participation—Article 25
From: The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Materials, and Commentary (3rd Edition)
Sarah Joseph, Melissa Castan
- Citizenship — Minorities — Indigenous peoples — Right to vote and to be elected — Right to take part in conduct of public affairs
Every citizen shall have the right and the opportunity, without any of the distinctions mentioned in article 2 and without unreasonable restrictions: [22.01] Article 25 guarantees rights of political participation to citizens of States Parties. Article 25(a) provides a general formulation of the right, and guarantees some democratic accountability on the part of State Party governments.1 Article 25(b) and (c) relates to specific aspects of political participation, the right to vote and to be elected in genuine elections, and the right of access to the public...