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ANFREL Quarterly e-Bulletin (April – June 2016)

July 27th, 2016

Here is ANFREL’s E-bulletin featuring election-related news for the 2nd quarter of 2016.  The e-bulletin highlights recent election-related developments in the region, ANFREL activities, and contributions from ANFREL members and network. We  continue to encourage ANFREL members and friends to contribute articles for this quarterly publication. For questions and suggestions, feel free to send us an […]

ANFREL Condemns Assassination of Cambodian Human Rights Activist, Demands Justice from Authorities

July 12th, 2016

For Immediate Release 12 July 2016 Bangkok , Thailand ANFREL joins the Cambodian civil society in mourning the tragic death of a prominent activist and known critic of the Hun Sen government, Mr. Kem Ley. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family, loved ones, and friends. Kem Ley was shot dead Sunday morning at […]

Bangladesh: Odhikar’s Six-Month Human Rights Monitoring Report

July 4th, 2016

Executive Summary The human rights situation of Bangladesh in the first six months of 2016 was cause for grave concern. After the controversial and farcical Parliamentary elections, political intolerance, lack of effective institutions and wide-spread and varied human rights violations were the main obstacles to the exercise of democracy in Bangladesh. The Caretaker Government system […]

Malaysia’s BERSIH 2.0: Moving of Voters across DUN (State Assemblies) and Parliament is against the Federal Constitution

July 1st, 2016

1 July 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia’s  Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) earlier today filed a complaint before the Election Commission of Malaysia or Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) and demands for it to “explain why voters have been moved to a different DUN (State Assembly) and Parliament constituency. This happened resulting from the […]

ANFREL Statement: Thailand Referendum: Ban on monitoring and free speech against International Norms and Fair Play

June 30th, 2016

For Immediate Release: 30 June 2016 Bangkok, Thailand   Thailand Referendum: Ban on monitoring and free speech against International Norms and Fair Play  ANFREL expresses its serious concern on the Thai government’s decision to ban election monitors and its imposition of strong restrictions against freedom of speech in the light of the upcoming 7-August referendum […]

ANFREL Condemns Police Action against South Korean electoral reform group, Change 2016

June 28th, 2016

For Immediate Release 28 June 2016 Bangkok   ANFREL Condemns Police Action against South Korean electoral reform group, Change 2016 The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) expresses solidarity with South Korea’s Citizen’s Network for General Election of 2016 (Change 2016) and supports its appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection […]

Draft Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand 2016 Unofficial English Translation

June 27th, 2016

Draft Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand 2016 Unofficial English Translation This unofficial translation was made possible through the collaboration and contributions of International IDEA (Australia), International Commission of Jurists (Thailand) and the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand (Thailand). Additional technical input was provided by Ms. Eugénie Mérieau, Science Po, Paris […]

Organic Act on Referendum for the Draft Constitution 2016

June 24th, 2016

Referendum Act and document related from ECT.(Election Commission of Thailand) Download  PDF version here: Organic Act on Referendum for the Draft Constitution 2016 part 1 Download  PDF version here: Organic Act on Referendum for the Draft Constitution 2016 part 2 Download  PDF version here: The voting in Referendum (booklet)2016 Download  PDF version here: Summary of […]

Afghanistan: FEFA’s statement on the rejection of the Wolesi Jirga on the second presidential decree on electoral reform

June 14th, 2016

Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) PRESS RELEASE Rejection of the second presidential decree on electoral reform; a regrettable act For urgent release June 13, 2016 Unfortunately, Wolesi Jirga rejected the presidential decree on amendment of the Law on the Structure, Duties and Authorities of Electoral Commissions for the second time. This decision […]

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