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Urgent Appeal: The arrest and detention of 14 members of the New Democracy Movement and intimidation against independence of attorney, 24 – 27 June 2015

July 1st, 2015

The New Democracy Movement (NDM) The group is formed by students from the North, Central Plain, Northeast, and South plus more than 20 community-based organizations on 8 June 2015 at the Democracy Monument in Khon Kaen. Their fundamental five principles include; 1. A democratic principle that helps to ensure equal rights and liberties for all […]

ANFREL Member Odhikar’s Bangladesh Human Rights Monitoring Report of May 2015

June 4th, 2015

Odhikar’s Bangladesh Human Rights Monitoring Report May 1 – 31, 2015 Political violence Human rights violations on the high seas Extrajudicial killings Freedom of the media Freedom of expression Human rights violation by BSF along the border The religious minority community Public lynching Violence against women   Odhikar believes that ‘democracy’ is a form of […]

Thai Coup D’état Anniversary: Elections, Not Ongoing Military Rule, Offer Thailand a Sustainable Democratic Roadmap

May 22nd, 2015

On the one-year anniversary of Thailand’s most recent coup, ANFREL’s fears in the days following the 22 May 2014 coup have unfortunately come true. The timing for elections has been pushed back repeatedly, with threats to delay them further unless conditions, in the eyes of the ruling junta, prove perfect. Until the country’s leadership recognizes […]

ANFREL Member Odhikar’s Human Rights Monitoring Report of April 2015

May 2nd, 2015

Human Rights Monitoring Report  April 1 – 30, 2015 Farcical City Corporation Elections 2015 Political violence Extrajudicial killings Freedom of expression and the media Situation of ready-made garment workers Human rights violations by BSF along the border Human rights violations against religious minority communities Public lynching Violence against women Repressive Information and Communication Technology Act, […]

ANFREL Quarterly E-Bulletin (January – March 2015)

April 24th, 2015

Here is ANFREL’s quarterly newsletter covering the period of January – March 2015. This issue gives you the latest news of ANFREL’s activities and contributions from ANFREL members and network from all over Asia. The E-bulletin is a recently launched ANFREL quarterly publication that will contain relevant and important updates regarding the state of electoral […]

2015 Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum Draws Much Needed Attention to Electoral Challenges in Asia

March 19th, 2015

DILI, March 19, 2015 – The 2015 Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum came to a successful close on March 19th after two days of substantive discussions and information sharing among representatives of Election Management Bodies(EMBs) and Civil Society Organizations(CSOs). Coming two years after the inaugural meeting of the AES Forum, this year’s co-hosts, the National Election […]

Election Management Bodies and Civil Society Come Together as Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum Kicks Off in Dili, Timor-Leste

March 18th, 2015

17 March 2015, DILI, TIMOR-LESTE– The historic second meeting of the Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum (AES Forum) will take place in Dili, Timor-Leste on 18 & 19 March 2015. It brings together more than 120 representatives of Election Management Bodies and Civil Society Organizations from across Asia and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. Hosted […]

ANFREL Member Odhikar’s Human Rights Monitoring Report of February 2015

March 1st, 2015

Human Rights Monitoring Report  February 1 – 28, 2015 Heightened levels of political violence Human rights violations by BSF along the border  Public lynching  Violence against women  Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006 (Amended 2009 and 2013) still exists  Hindrance of human rights activities of Odhikar  Odhikar  believes  that  ‘democracy’  is  a  form  of  the […]

Indonesia’s PERLUDEM introduces Open Web Approach to Innovative Voter Engagement

February 11th, 2015

The election process in Indonesia has gone through significant changes and developments  in  2014. The legislative and presidential elections were considered as the most competitive elections in Indonesia’s history. The 2014 elections also introduced innovations to make the electoral process closer to the people. One of the successful innovations is the introduction of API Pemilu […]

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