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Sept. 09, 2021

Election Observation And Standards Database


The EOS database is an initiative of The Carter Center’s Democratic Election Standards project. First launched in 2010 as the Database of Obligations for Democratic Elections, EOS consolidates nearly 200 public international law sources related to human rights and elections.
This resource enables observers, election assistance providers, researchers, and citizens to link election quality to countries’ specific human rights and democratic obligations. The EOS framework uses international law because assessments based on these sources are more transparent, objective, and acceptable to host countries. They also offer the best foundation for harmonizing a common understanding of standards for democratic elections.
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