Building, supporting and strengthening legal systems and good governance in our member countries is a key aim of the Commonwealth.
Through electoral support, the Commonwealth works to strengthen electoral democracy and election bodies, institutions and processes. Key activities include:
The Secretary-General’s Good Offices for Peace play an important role in political dispute mitigation and resolution.
This work may involve the appointment of distinguished representatives, or envoys, to promote dialogue between key actors and support the development of sustainable solutions to often deep-rooted tensions.
The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) assesses violations of Commonwealth values and recommends measures to restore democracy and constitutional rule. Its activities, composition and remit are reviewed every two years.
I note and welcome the 9 July 2020 statement from the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, which called on all stakeholders to respect the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Guyana’s final court of appeal
The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Malawi for their resolute commitment to democracy demonstrated in the conduct of the 23 June 2020 election
The Commonwealth continues to be concerned that the 2 March 2020 General Election process in Guyana is not yet concluded