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.