ANFREL participates in election observation principles implementation meeting, GNDEM strategic planning

ANFREL executive director Brizza Rosales participated in the ninth implementation meeting of the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations. The Declaration of Global Principles "provides an important set of standards for self-awareness and accountability among nonpartisan election monitoring organizations." It was "developed through a consensus

ANFREL joins GNDEM in welcoming IACHR resolution recognizing election observers as HRDs

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) proudly joins the Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM) community in welcoming the resolution of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which recognizes international and citizen election monitors as human rights defenders. As a network of like-minded election observers and monitors, ANFREL places the

ANFREL attends GNDEM-DOP Implementation Meeting

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) attended the implementation meeting of the Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors (GNDEM) Declaration of Principles (DoP) for International Election Observation from 6 to 8 December 2022, in Brussels, Belgium. ANFREL executive director Chandanie Watawala also spoke on cooperation among international and non-partisan citizen observer

Joint Statement: International Democracy Advocates Denounce Odhikar’s De-registration in Bangladesh

We, the undersigned international democracy advocates, strongly denounce the Government of Bangladesh’s decision to deregister prominent human rights NGO Odhikar and express our unwavering solidarity with the group. In early June 2022, Bangladesh’s NGO Affairs Bureau under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Office denied the group’s application for renewal of registration.

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