ODIHR Legal Reviews, Assessments and Guidelines

Legal reviews

ODIHR supports legal reform in participating States by reviewing, upon request, individual pieces of draft or existing legislation to assess their compliance with OSCE commitments, international human rights standards and established good practices.

In this section you can find all legal reviews prepared by ODIHR on variety of topics and countries - filtering options can be used to display relevant documents.


OSCE/ODIHR has produced the following reviews and guidelines:

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    2020

    • Urgent Joint Opinion on the Draft Law of Montenegro on Elections of Members of Parliament and Councillors (in English) [2020-07-03]
    • Opinion on the Draft Act On Special Rules for the Organisation of the General Election of the President of the Republic of Poland Ordered in 2020 with the Possibility of Postal Voting (Senate Paper No. 118) (in English) [2020-05-29]
    • Opinion on the Draft Act On Special Rules for the Organisation of the General Election of the President of the Republic of Poland Ordered in 2020 with the Possibility of Postal Voting (Senate Paper No. 118) (in Polish) [2020-05-29]
    • Opinion on Law on Mediation of Mongolia (in English) [2020-05-11]Summary
    • Opinion on Law on Mediation of Mongolia (in Mongolian) [2020-05-11]Summary
    • Urgent Opinion on Planned Reforms of the System of Residence Registration of the Republic of Uzbekistan (in English) [2020-04-30]Summary
    • Opinion on the Draft Act on special rules for conducting the general election of the President of the Republic of Poland ordered in 2020 (Senate paper No. 99) (in English) [2020-04-27]
    • Opinion on the Draft Act on special rules for conducting the general election of the President of the Republic of Poland ordered in 2020 (Senate paper No. 99) (in Polish) [2020-04-27]
    • Note on Third Party Regulations in the OSCE Region (prepared in 2018, updated 2020) [2020-04-20]Summary
    • Urgent Comments on the Draft Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Measures to Further Improve the Institution of the Advocacy and Radically Increase the Status of Advocates (in English) [2020-04-14]Summary Russian version
    • Opinion on the Draft Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Political Parties (in English) [2020-04-08]Summary Russian version
    • Joint Opinion on the Amendments to Some Legislative Acts Related to Sanctions for Violation of Electoral Legislation of Kyrgyzstan (in English) [2020-03-20]
    • Joint Opinion on Draft Amendments of the Republic of Armenia to the Legislation Concerning Political Parties (in English) [2020-03-20]Summary
    • Joint Opinion on Draft Amendments of the Republic of Armenia to the Legislation Concerning Political Parties (in Armenian) [2020-03-20]Summary
    • Joint Opinion on Draft Amendments of the Republic of Armenia to the Legislation Concerning Political Parties (in French) [2020-03-20]
    • Opinion on the Laws on Courts, on Judicial Administration and on the Legal Status of Judges of Mongolia (in English) [2020-03-03]Summary
    • Opinion on the Laws on Courts, on Judicial Administration and on the Legal Status of Judges of Mongolia (in Mongolian) [2020-03-03]Summary
    • Opinion on Draft Amendments to the Election Code of Georgia (in English) [2020-02-05]
    • Urgent Interim Opinion on the Bill amending the Act on the Organization of Common Courts, the Act on the Supreme Court and Certain Other Acts of Poland (as of 20 December 2019) (in English) [2020-01-14]Summary
    • Annex to Urgent Interim Opinion on the Bill amending the Act on the Organization of Common Courts, the Act on the Supreme Court and Certain Other Acts of Poland (as of 20 December 2019) [2020-01-14]
    • Urgent Interim Opinion on the Bill amending the Act on the Organization of Common Courts, the Act on the Supreme Court and Certain Other Acts of Poland (as of 20 December 2019) (in Polish) [2020-01-14]Summary
    • Annex to Urgent Interim Opinion on the Bill amending the Act on the Organization of Common Courts, the Act on the Supreme Court and Certain Other Acts of Poland (as of 20 December 2019) (in Polish) [2020-01-14]

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