NORDEM attends 11th Implementation Meeting of the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observers
The priority thematic issues at the meeting in Johannesburg were: The growing trend of entrenched incumbency, Support to civil society groups working in closed societies, Conflict and electoral violence, Disability and other inclusivity issues, and Money in politics and abuse of state resources.
Anne Sofie Molandsveen participated on behalf of NORDEM. Foto: Nadia Zoubir
Improving election observation methodology
The meeting was followed by the two-day EISA 20th Anniversary Symposium on 20-21 October 2016 themed: Current Democratic Realities in Africa: Where are We Headed Beyond the Vote?
Since the adoption of the Declaration of Principles in 2005, endorsing organizations have held annual meetings at which they exchange views on the implementation of the principles and to further improve and harmonize the methodology for international election observation.
NORDEM was invited to the meeting on behalf of the Convening Committee of the Declaration of Principles (DoP) for International Election Observation. The Convening Committee is an informal coordination mechanism of the DoP which conducts regular face to face and virtual meetings to discuss issues related to the DoP particularly in supporting the implementation meetings. The Committee is composed of Commonwealth Secretariat, EISA, EU (EEAS and EP), NDI, OAS, OSCE/ODIHR, The Carter Center and UNEAD.