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Published Feb. 16, 2015 10:04 AM

Challenges and developments in election observation in the OSCE region were among the key issues discussed when NORDEM met the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Michael Link, at NORDEM's premises at the Norwegian Centre for HumanRights on 9 February.

Published Jan. 30, 2015 10:19 AM

NORDEM Thematic Paper Series provides an outlet for NORDEM secondees to discuss current practices within areas of their expertise.

The first issue is written by NORDEM secondee Torbjørn Bjorvatn and revolves around field work experiences from working with the economic and environmental dimension in OSCE in Tajikistan.

NORDEM Thematic Paper Series is available for downloading

Flagg Tajikistan
Published Jan. 22, 2015 4:36 PM

OSCE/ODIHR is observing the parliamentary election in Tajikistan to be held on March 1st, 2015. NORDEM has sent two long term observers to this mission and will in addition send four short term observers.

Published Jan. 22, 2015 3:16 PM

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) just released a new Handbook to provide better guidance for election observers in examining campaign finance as part of the overall assessment of elections.

Published Dec. 22, 2014 3:05 PM

NORDEM has sent one long term observer to The Carter Center's mission in support to the democratic transition in Myanmar.

This is the first time NORDEM sends experts to Myanmar.

Published Nov. 28, 2014 12:56 PM

OSCE/ODIHR is observing the parliamentary election in Moldova to be held on 30 November. NORDEM has sent two long term and four short term observers to this mission.

Published Nov. 26, 2014 4:23 PM

Tunisian citizens voted in a genuine and competitive election on Nov. 23, the country's first presidential elections under the new constitution, states The Carter Center in their Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions after the first round of the presidential elections.

Read the full press relase.

For the first time since independence, Tunisians were offered the opportunity to choose among a diverse group of presidential candidates in a genuine election. The Nov. 23 presidential polls, the second of two elections intended to consolidate Tunisia’s democratic transition, were administered in a professional and neutral manner. As such, Tunisia could serve as a model for other countries in the region struggling to establish democratic institutions.

The Carter Center will stay on to observe the secound round of  the elections.

Published Oct. 16, 2014 11:25 AM

This report addresses a major challenge in processes of political transition from open conflict to a system of democratic stability in ethnically divided societies.

The dilemma is how a democratic principle of representation that reflects group-based identities can contribute to overcoming group-based conflict dynamics.

This is where electoral quotas come into the picture: What are the effects of introducing quotas? Will they contribute to democratic stability or rather preserve and strengthen the cleavages that led to open conflict in the first place?

Published Sep. 12, 2014 12:06 PM

In August, NORDEM roster members Hans Dieset and Yasir Iftikhar joined the EU Election Assessment Team to Afghanistan on an unusual mission.

As part of a group of 100 Long Term Observers from 20 EU member states and Norway, they were tasked with assessing the Afghan Independent Election Commission's audit of some eight million ballots, stored in four dusty warehouses on the edge of Kabul.

Published Aug. 12, 2014 12:01 PM

"NORDEM ble startet som et prosjekt for 20 år siden. Behovene ute i felt har endret seg, men ikke avtatt. Snarere tvert i mot. Med regjeringens prioritering av menneskerettighter i utenrikspolitikken fortsetter NORDEM å være relevant."

Dette skriver skriver leder av internasjonale programmer ved Norsk Senter for Menneskerettigheter, Siri Skåre, i denne kronikken som ble publisert siste utgave av Flyktninghjelpens magasin Perspektiv.

Les hele kronikken her (pdf)

Published July 30, 2014 10:00 AM

The Carter Center deployed on July 7 an international election observation mission for Tunisia's national elections on Oct. 26 and Nov. 23, 2014.

One NORDEM election expert has taken on the position as Observer Coordinator in Core team. In addition, NORDEM supports the mission with one Long-term Observer (LTO).