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DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES FOR INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION and CODE OF CONDUCT FOR INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVERS

December 18th, 2014

DECLARATION  OF PRINCIPLES  FOR INTERNATIONAL  ELECTION OBSERVATION October 27, 2005 Genuine democratic elections are an expression of sovereignty, which belongs to the people of a country, the free expression of whose will provides the basis for the authority and legitimacy of government. The rights of citizens to vote and to be elected at periodic, genuine […]

ANFREL celebrates Human Rights Day

December 10th, 2014

According to this year’s slogan of the United Nations, everyday is a Human Rights Day. In the latter half of the 1940s, with World War II having just come to an end, the United Nations presented its Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) for the first time to promote the core principles of humanity and […]

Human Rights Monitoring Report ( November 1 – 30, 2014 )

December 6th, 2014

Human Rights Monitoring Report  Criminalization of politics Extrajudicial killings Lack of accountability of law enforcement agencies BGB atrocities on villagers in Dinajpur Torture in custody Allegations of enforced disappearance Barriers to meetings and assemblies Hindrance to freedom of expression and personal libert Sedition case Freedom of the media Arrest under Special Powers Act 1974 Information […]

PEOPLE’S MOVEMENTS UNITING SOUTH ASIA FOR DEEPENING DEMOCRACY, SOCIAL JUSTICE & PEACE

November 26th, 2014

We, the participants of People’s SAARC Convergence met in Kathmandu on 22-24 November 2014 to reaffirm our solemn commitments to justice, peace, security, human rights, and democracy in the region for equality for all and to eliminate all forms of discrimination. We have come together to challenge the systematic and structural marginalisation and exclusion of […]

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 […]

ANFREL LAUNCHES ASIAN ELECTORAL RESOURCE CENTER (AERC)

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: http://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/HR-Report-October-2014-Eng.pdf      

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 […]

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