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ANFREL Board of Directors Elects new Chairperson

September 18th, 2017

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is pleased announce the election of Mr. KOUL PANHA as the new Chairperson effective September 18, 2017. Mr. Panha is currently the Executive Director of the Committee for Free and Fair Elections (COMFREL) in Cambodia. He is responsible for COMFREL’s activities covering advocacy for electoral reforms, media campaigns, […]

One month left to apply – 2018-2019 Reagan-Fascell Fellowships

September 16th, 2017

ONE MONTH LEFT TO APPLY:   2018-2019 Reagan-Fascell Fellowship Applications Due October 15th! CLICK HERE TO APPLY “Even though we come from different regions and speak different languages, we share a common struggle.” —Charles Mangongera, Political Analyst, Zimbabwe Learn More Dedicated to international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Program offers five-month fellowships to leading democracy activists, journalists, and […]

Human Rights Monitoring Report of August 2017 (English)

September 8th, 2017

Odhikar believes that democracy is not merely a process of electing a ruler; it is the result of the peoples’ struggle for inalienable rights, which become the fundamental premise to constitute the State. Therefore, the individual freedoms and democratic aspirations of the citizens – and consequently, peoples’ collective rights and responsibilities – must be the […]

Statement condemning Cambodian Government’s harassment of domestic and international human rights organizations and media institutions

September 1st, 2017

For Immediate Release On August 23, 2017, the Cambodian Foreign Ministry released an order for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Phnom Penh to cease its activities and repatriate its foreign members.  After the June 2017 elections, domestic civil society organizations and independent media institutions have also faced hostility from the Cambodian Government. We are […]

ANFREL Final Report: 2017 Cambodia Commune/Sangkat Council Elections

July 31st, 2017

Full Report: The 2017 Cambodia IEOM Final Report SUMMARY Since the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1991 and the establishment of the modern Cambodian state, the country has been predominantly ruled by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). During this period, CPP’s rule has faced few strong electoral challenges – the most important in 1997 […]

ANFREL Press Release on the Conduct of the 2017 Timor Leste Elections

July 24th, 2017

For immediate release Dili, Timor-Leste — The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) congratulates the people of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste for a successful 2017 elections held on July 22, which was conducted smoothly and peacefully. The success of the elections is attributed to the commitment to attain unity and cooperation among the political […]

Free Adil!: Statement demanding the Malaysian Government to release of Adil Rahman Khan

July 20th, 2017

  Bangkok, Thailand — The Asian Network for Free Elections (Anfrel) considers the arrest of Adil Rahman Khan, without citing any justification, as an effort by the Malaysian Government to silence rights defenders. Our network of organization across Asia stands in solidarity with Mr. Adil and demands for his immediate release.   Mr. Adil is […]

Joint Statement on the threat of legal actions against Cambodian election monitoring and human rights organizations

June 30th, 2017

Our organizations express serious concern over the threats to launch an inquiry into the activities and legality of the Situation Room on Cambodian Commune Council Election in 2017, a platform of non-governmental organizations formed to monitor the country’s recent local polls. Such comments contribute to a repressive environment which hinders the legitimate activities of civil […]

Preliminary Statement on Cambodia’s 2017 Commune Elections

June 9th, 2017

Summary On 4 June 2017, TI Cambodia deployed 1,051 trained and accredited non-partisan election observers to observe the 2017 commune/sangkat council elections. This included 35 supervisors; 822 observers deployed to a random, representative sample of 411 sample polling stations in all 25 provinces to carry out a sample-based observation (SBO); and 200 observers at all […]

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