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Published June 25, 2013 12:56 PM

NORDEM has published the report "The Constitutional History and the 2013 Referendum of Zimbabwe" written by Kåre Vollan, an election expert deployed by NORDEM. Vollan has followed the electoral and constitutional processes in Zimbabwe since 2002, both through NORDEM and as an advisor to the Norwegian Embassy in Harare.

The Constitutional Referendum of Zimbabwe on 16 March 2013 marked the end of a lengthy process to pass a new constitution. The report provides an overview of the electoral and constitutional history of Zimbabwe after independence, with a more in depth description of the developments in the period from 2008 to the referendum. 

NORDEM has sent election observers to Zimbabwe since 2000, also as independent teams or experts when it has not been possible to participate in an international election observation mission. The author of this report, Kåre Vollan, has been central in NORDEM’s observations of elections in Zimbabwe.

Published June 17, 2013 10:11 PM

On June 12 and 13, NORDEM conducted a crisis management and preparedness training for its staff in Oslo. The aim of the training was to enable NORDEM to better prepare for and respond to potential local and foreign emergencies in the framework of NORDEM’s international secondments.

The training was conducted by Heymdal, experts within international risk management, and was attended by the whole NORDEM secretariat team, senior management at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and a senior representative from the Faculty of Law management.

Published June 18, 2012 2:50 PM

NORDEM is seeking a Cooordination Officer to the Stabilisation Support Unit of MONUSCO in Bunia in DR Congo. See the terms of reference below for further details. Qualified and interested candidates are asked to contact Lisa Kirkengen, k.l.kirkengen at (replace "at" with @), as soon as possible.

Published Jan. 9, 2012 2:43 PM

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the MFA recently signed a new agreement that aims at strengthening NORDEM. The agreement covers the period 2012-2014 and ensures 24 million NOK to the operation of NORDEM. The number of staff will be increased from five to seven and the competence within democratisation and institution building will be enhanced.

Read more about the agreement on the web pages of the NCHR and the MFA.

Published Sep. 27, 2011 3:24 PM

NORDEM has sent one long term observer to the EU's observation of the Constituent Assembly elections in Tunisia on 23 October. Two Norwegian short term observers will join the EU mission shortly before the election day.

News article in Norwegian

Published June 8, 2011 2:35 PM

Applicants are sought for the position of Head of the Office in Yerevan. The OSCE Office in Yerevan comprises of 47 budgeted positions (Unified Budget 2011) and the Head of Mission, as Fund Manager of the OSCE, is responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting activities of the respective Fund budget and the management of the corresponding human, financial and material resources. The Head of Mission is required to possess extensive managerial experience.

Published June 8, 2011 2:27 PM

Applicants are sought for the post of Deputy Chief, CLJAS (P-5) with the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service in the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Duty station will be New York. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 22 July 2011.