Election Obligations and Standards Database (EOS)

The Election Obligations and Standards Database (EOS) represents a critical step in building consensus on core obligations for democratic elections and a common set of accepted criteria for assessing elections.

Created in August 2010 originally as the Database of Obligations for Democratic Elections, EOS consolidates nearly 200 sources of international law related to human rights and democratic elections that can be used by international and domestic observers to assess elections.

Election observers can research a country’s ratified or endorsed international and regional treaties, as well as a wide range of other sources indicative of obligations. By anchoring election assessment to international obligations, citizens and observers are better able to hold governments accountable when assessing elections.

EOS is located here.