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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 […]

ANFREL Press Release on the Conduct of the 2017 Cambodia Commune and Sangkat Council Elections

June 6th, 2017

(Initial Publication on June 6, 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia) The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) congratulates the people of the Kingdom of Cambodia for their courage in turning up in great numbers to exercise their right to vote.  ANFREL also commends the steps taken by the National Election Committee (NEC) to improve the […]

ANFREL hopes for peaceful polls respecting human rights principles

May 30th, 2017

  Phnom Penh, May 30 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) launched on May 29 its international election observation mission to the Kingdom of Cambodia’s 2017 Commune and Sangkat Council Elections to be held on June 4. The delegation aims to engage with election stakeholders — political parties, civil society organizations, election management […]

Joint Press Statement- NEOC/GEOC/Sankalpa on Local Election Observation

May 18th, 2017

Preliminary Review of Election Observation PRESS STATEMENT The first phase of local level elections, held after the promulgation of the new constitution, for the provinces number 3, 4, and 6 have been conducted with encouraging participation by the voters on May 14, 2017. Despite few obstructions and time constraints, the Election Commission has been generally […]

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