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Early Polls Called in Sri Lanka

November 25th, 2014

As Sri Lanka plans to hold a snap presidential election on 8th January next year, speculation grows about President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s quest for an unprecedented 3rd term after the defection of several key ministers as well as the announcement that the General Secretary of his party, Maithripala Sirisena, would be the “common candidate” supported by […]


November 19th, 2014

ANFREL is pleased to introduce its latest program — the Asian Electoral Resource Center (AERC). This new initiative will support ANFREL’s work on capacity building by becoming an information center of all election-related materials in Asia. ANFREL wishes to invite you and all stakeholders for cooperation and support in this new endeavor. Your contribution will […]

ANFREL Co-hosts with its member NAMFREL the 9th Implementation Meeting of the Declaration of Principles for International Observation

November 17th, 2014

From the 12th to the 14th of November, ANFREL co-hosted the 9th Implementation Meeting of the Declaration of Principles for International Observation in Manila with one of its members in the Philippines, the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL). As a long-time endorser of the Declaration, ANFREL was honored to play host to the […]

Odhikar’s October Human Rights Monitoring Report for Bangladesh

November 3rd, 2014

Covering the Period from October 1 – 31, 2014 See the Embedded Report Below or Download the Full Report Via the Following Link:      

Asia Democracy Network Celebrates its 1st Year Anniversary!

October 24th, 2014

October 22, 2014 – A year ago today, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) was born as a platform to strengthen the voices for solidarity among peoples and civil society in Asia.    In Olympia Hall of the Parktel Hotel located in Seoul, Korea, civil society activists, human rights defenders,  democracy  advocates,  and  those in  the […]

ANFREL’s Summary & Findings from the Presidential Runoff Ballot Audit in Afghanistan 2014

October 16th, 2014

The Asian Network for Free Elections has released its report of the observation of the audit of all ballots from the 2014 Afghan Presidential Election Runoff. Below, ANFREL’s report details our quantified findings from observing the audit in the Independent Elections Commission’s hangars from July to September. The 2014 Audit Observation Mission is ANFREL’s third […]

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 […]

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