SAARC Democracy Charter Citizens’ Initiative

SAARC Democracy Charter  Citizens' Initiative This is the Final Version of the Charter prepared by the Regional Conference on SAARC Democracy Charter: Citizens' Initiative, held in Kathmandu on 20th -21st September 2011. A Working Draft was initially prepared by the Brainstorming Meeting held in Kathmandu on 24th-25th November 2010. SACEPS is grateful

ANFREL Press Statement : Malaysian Electoral Reforms Crucial for Democracy in ASEAN

ANFREL Press Statement : Malaysian Electoral Reforms Crucial for Democracy in ASEAN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Malaysian Electoral Reforms Crucial for Democracy in ASEAN BANGKOK, 04 May 2012 – While the significance of the rallies on 28th April will undoubtedly continue to be debated for some time, it is important that the debate

ANFREL joined NDI and UNEAD for the official public launch of the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations (GNDEM)

  GENDEM was launched on 3rd – 5th April 2012 ANFREL was part of the drafting committee as invited by NDI and UNEAD since 2010.   Those organizations who participated at the UN building were OAS, UNEAD, OSCE/ODIHR, Carter Centre, LADE, EAD, SuGDE, APEM, MOE, Obscianske OKO, ISFED, TMG, COMFREL, NDI, WAEON.  

Election Network Cautiously Optimistic about Burma’s Political Progress

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL-Foundation) welcomes recent political developments in Burma, progress which includes less censorship of the media; more engagement with the NLD, Aung San Suu Kyi, and some ethnic groups; the release of some, though not all, political prisoners; and finally, the re-registration of the NLD as a

On the 23rd Anniversary of 1988 Protests, ANFREL Calls for Long Awaited Reforms

On the occasion of the 23rdanniversary of the 8888 people’s uprising in Burma, ANFREL wishes to express itssolidarity with the people that on that day twenty-three years ago todayexpressed their fundamental desire for democratic change. What had begun primarily as a studentprotest expanded over time to include people from all walks of

WFDA Statement: Asian Democrats Call for a Peaceful Election in Thailand and Progress in repairing Thai Democracy

The World Forum for Democratization in Asia (WFDA) is closely following the general election that will be held in Thailand on 3 July, with both hope and concern. Following the military coup in 2006, Thailand has seen a rapid succession of governments, of various persuasions, all of which suffered from deficits of

2011: IDEA – Campaigning in Democratic Elections

View Full Report (PDF) This Code of Conduct was drafted in the first half of 1998. The process involved the retrieval, collation, analysis and synthesis of all the different codes and materials on this topic. This enabled the formulation and drafting of a universal set of minimum standards. Following distribution of the draft code, a lengthy and detailed

Myanmar After the Elections: A Call for Essential Comprehensive Electoral Reform

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) has expressed its profound disappointment in the conduct of Myanmar’s 2010 Parliamentary & Regional Assembly Elections. After missing a chance to hold truly free and fair elections, ANFREL hopes that Myanmar’s military junta and the new parliament, once formed, take this post-election period as an opportunity to institute

More Efforts Needed for Change and Long Term Commitment for Democracy: ANFREL

KABUL - The Asian Network for Free Elections comprising of 30 citizen observers from 11 countries across Asia, congratulate the people of Afghanistan for their participation in the Wolesi Jirga Election.The September 18th election is another milestone towards strengthening democracy and respect the rule of law. The statement covers the pre election

2010: Vision of a Blueprint for ASEAN Democracy – Free and Fair Elections

View Full Report (PDF) | View Full Report in Bahasia Language (PDF) In order to consolidate the successful outcome of ASEAN Summit meeting in Cha-am, Hua Hin, Thailand held on Febuary 25 and February 26 2009, the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL-Foundation) underscores the need for further cooperation and collaboration between ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN governments and the respective

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