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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 […]


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 […]

Sri Lankan Provincial Council Election Day Statement by PAFFREL 2013

September 21st, 2013

 Election Day Statement by PAFFREL – September 21st, 2013 The polls for the provincial council elections in the Central, North Western and Northern provinces closed at 4 pm today and were generally peaceful.  Polling took place in eight electoral districts in the three provinces based on the 2012 electoral register in which a total of 4,328,263 […]

Re: Continued Detention of Advocate Adilur Rahman Khan

September 12th, 2013

    September 11, 2013 Sheikh Hasina Wazed Prime Minister Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Old Sangsad Bhaban Tejagaon Dhaka-1215 Bangladesh Re: Continued Detention of Advocate Adilur Rahman Khan Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to express our deep concern over the arrest of Adilur Rahman Khan on August 10, 2013 and his […]

An Urgent Call for the Release of Human Rights Defender Adilur Rahman Khan

August 11th, 2013

Download Full Statement as PDF Here 11 August 2013, Bangkok – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), an organization and network of democracy and political rights promoting groups, expresses grave concern regarding the unjust arrest and troubling continued detention of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, the Secretary of Odhikar, a leading human rights focused organization in Bangladesh. Odhikar is […]

The National Election Observation Committee (NEOC) Conducts Pre-Election Monitoring

April 24th, 2013

ANFREL Member NEOC observed important pre-election meetings between political parties and the National Election Commission of Nepal NEOC_Pre-Election Monitoring Report Download      

National Election Observation Committee(NEOC, Nepal) Holds Dialogue On the “Constitutional Deadlock & Pursuit for a Fresh Poll” in Nepal

February 13th, 2013

NEOC holds a much needed dialogue on the constitutional deadlock facing Nepal, 3rd February (See more pictures below) Download the Press Statement from the Dialogue here or read it embedded below: NEOC Press Release For more info on Nepal, visit NEOC’s website at      

Free & Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) Parliamentary Monitoring Report for September

November 1st, 2012

Download Report as PDF Here

Odhikar, ANFREL member in Bangladesh, on their 18 Year Anniversary

October 11th, 2012

On 10th October 2012 Odhikar marks its 18th anniversary. The day also happens to be the International Day against the Death Penalty1. As a human rights organisation Odhikar has been campaigning for justice and fair trial; and against the death penalty since its inception. Download Report Here as PDF: ANFREL Member Odhikar’s 18 Year Anniversary  

ANFREL member FEMA’s Interim Statement on By-Elections in Gazipur

October 10th, 2012

The Gazipur – 4 by-elections were fundamentally flawed but peaceful and well administered. It is flawed as the election did not fully comply with international standards for democratic elections as well as the national election laws. Download Report as PDF here: FEFA Monitoring Report August 2012

Special Coverage: Empowering Women in Timor-Leste Politics: The Role of the Women Caucus for Politic in Timor Leste

October 1st, 2012

Special Coverage Empowering Women in Timor-Leste Politics: The Role of the Women Caucus for Politic in Timor Leste[1] The recent parliamentary elections in the Republic Democratic of Timor Leste which were held on 7 July 2012 highlighted outstanding result on the number of women elected in the national parliament. 24 women are confirmed seated in […]

Wolesi Jirga Monitoring Report by FEFA, ANFREL member in Afghanistan

September 19th, 2012

Monitoring of the work of the Parliament for the purpose of informing citizens and promoting cooperation between the parliament and civil society is an effort that FEFA believes contributes to the development of the political system of Afghanistan and strengthens the highest representative institution of the country, the Parliament. Download Report as PDF here: FEFA Monitoring […]

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) Election Day Report: Elections to Three Provincial Councils on 08.09.2012

September 11th, 2012

PAFFREL Election Day Report Elections to Three Provincial Councils on 08.09.2012 The elections to provincial councils in the Eastern, North Central and Sabaragamuwa took place on Saturday, September 8, 2012. People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) election observers observed the polls with close to 85 percent coverage with both mobile and stationery monitors both […]

PAFFREL: Pre-Election Incident Summary in Sri Lankan Provincial Council Elections from Nomination to 4th of September 2012

September 8th, 2012

  PAFFREL Pre-Election Incident Tracking, categorized by type and by province, for the Sri Lankan Provincial Council Elections held in 3 Provinces        

Light House organization

May 22nd, 2012


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