Code of Conduct
Section 1: General Principles
Participants shall maintain strict impartiality in the conduct of their duties and will, at no time, publicly express or exhibit any bias or preference in relation to national authorities, parties, candidates, or with reference to any issues in contention in the election process.
Participants shall behave in an unobtrusive manner and shall not interfere in the electoral process.
Participants shall attend all required mission briefings and debriefings and adhere to the deployment plan provided by the EOM Coordination Team.
Participants shall at all times follow the instructions given by the EOM Coordination Team.
Participants shall exhibit the highest levels of personal discretion and professional behaviour at all times. This includes behaviour during free time and after working hours.
The use of illegal substances is strictly forbidden and shall result in immediate expulsion from the mission. Excessive alcohol intake shall not be tolerated.
Participants shall comply with all national laws and regulations.
Participants shall not take any unnecessary or undue risks. Each member’s personal safety and security overrides all other considerations.
Participants shall not add comments to the media on the electoral process or on the substance of their observations, and any comment to the media shall be limited to general information about the observation mission and the role of the observers. If a participant is approached by the media with questions about the mission, he/she is required to inform the Coordination Team, give binding instructions on how to approach the medium in question.
Participants shall at all times respect the policy against Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination.