If the state has signed, or ratified, the Convention, has it designated ‘focal points’ within government to address matters relating to the Convention’s implementation?
For those states that have ratified the Convention, in line with Article 33, Paragraph 1, ‘State Parties’ need to designate one or more ‘focal points’ within government ‘for matters relating to the implementation’ of the Convention. In addition, in line with the other two paragraphs in this article, there need not only to be ‘independent mechanisms’ to ‘promote, protect and monitor’ its implementation, but also ‘civil society’ needs to be involved and participate ‘fully’ in the monitoring process. A ‘Yes’ means both that ‘focal points’ have been designated and meet regularly, and that civil society is involved and participates ‘fully’ in the process of monitoring the state’s implementation of the convention. A ‘Qualified/Partial’ response means that some, but not all, focal points may be in place, or that they do not meet regularly or have not met in the last 12 months. Or that they may exist, but that civil society may not yet be involved. A ‘No’ means that there are neither any focal points nor is there any involvement by civil society.
Is the official electorate information produced by the Election Management Body accessible to all?
This question ask if the official electorate information, produced by the Election Management Body, regarding information on elections, voter registration, modalities of voting and accessibility of voting procedures, ballots and facilities – is available in various forms (including sign language, accessible to screen-readers, audio, braille, electronic and easy-to-read and understand versions).