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20 years of Struggle: Odhikar Continues to Fight For Human Rights

October 10th, 2014

Today, 10 October 2014, is the 20th anniversary of Odhikar. Odhikar was established by a group of young people who strongly believed in democracy, human rights and rule of law; who protested and fought against the autocratic regime of Lieutenant General Hussain Muhammad Ershad. Ershad was toppled by a mass movement in December 1990, mainly triggered by left leaning […]

ANFREL Expresses Solidarity With Protesters in Hong Kong

October 1st, 2014

BANGKOK – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) Foundation joins the rest of the world in support of the protesters on the streets of Hong Kong that are standing up for their basic rights. ANFREL further calls on security forces to avoid further violations of the peoples’ right to protest. Protesters have shown a […]

Election & Audit Shortcomings Must be Springboard for Electoral Reforms

September 29th, 2014

For Immediate Release: ANFREL Statement on the Conclusion to Afghanistan’s Ballot Audit BANGKOK, 29 SEPTEMBER 2014 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) Foundation is encouraged by the recent political agreement in Afghanistan and wants to congratulate the people of Afghanistan for their participation in the political transition in the country. Great respect and […]

Photos from ANFREL’s observation of the Afghanistan Ballot Audit

September 18th, 2014

With the Afghan ballot audit coming to a close, enjoy some pictures from ANFREL’s observation of the audit process. ANFREL continues to follow the process and, as we’ve done since 2004, supports Afghanistan’s democratisation now and in the future.  

Nepal 2013 Constituent Assembly Elections Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL Foundation) FINAL REPORT

August 26th, 2014

Acknowledgements The successful outcome of the second Constituent Assembly (CA) Elections in Nepal is  due  primarily  to  the  commitment  of  the  people  of  Nepal  to  a  democratic  political transition.  Therefore,  at  the  very  outset  ANFREL  would  like  to  congratulate  the people  of  Nepal  for  showing  their  faith  in  the  electoral  process  and  overcoming numerous  different […]

Indonesian Elections: Need for Calm in Face of Claims of Victory by Both Presidential Camps

July 10th, 2014

Presidential Polling in Indonesia on the 9th of July went smoothly and was thankfully free from major incident. The voters freely exercised their political rights across the nation with the exception of polling stations in the area of Yahukimo mountain due to a delay in the delivery of logistics materials due to weather disturbances. The […]

Moving Toward the Indonesia Presidential Election

July 8th, 2014

  Indonesia is preparing for new leadership thanks to elections scheduled for 9 July 2014. Over 188 million Indonesians are registered to cast their ballots at the 478,591 polling stations set up by the General Elections Commission of Indonesia(KPU). Elections officials have been working overtime to finalise election preparations as the two pairs of contending candidates worked during the final stage […]

Odhikar’s Six Month Human Rights Monitoring Report (January-June) 2014

July 4th, 2014

Read the report below or download as a pdf by clicking the following link:  

Announcing 2015-2016 NED Democracy Fellowships

June 18th, 2014

  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Dear Colleague, The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the International Forum for Democratic Studies is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2015-2016 fellowship year.  Please help us reach out to activists, journalists, and scholars in your field by: forwarding this announcement to eligible individuals and networks connecting with NED and the International Forum on Twitter and […]

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