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Published Oct. 28, 2013 2:47 PM

The 27 October presidential elections in Georgia was efficiently administered, transparent and took place in an amicable and constructive environment.

Procedures were largely followed and international observers noted a high level of transparency throughout the day.

However, several provisions of the Election Code remain unclear and were not applied in a consistent manner, states the OSCE preliminary findings.

Published Sep. 27, 2013 4:45 PM

National and central election commissions from around the world participated in NORDEMs study programme to the Norwegian Parliamentary Elections 2013.

One of the objectives of the one week long study programme was to enable the participants to make their own assessment of the Norwegian electoral process and come up with recommendations for improvement.

Read the recommendations of the delegations


Published Sep. 27, 2013 1:33 PM

From 16-20 September, 25 participants from the NORDEM roster, the OSCE, the CIMIC Centre of Excellence (CCOE) and the Folke Bernadotte Academy, participated in a week-long training at Hadeland outside Oslo. The group dealt with topics such as human rights based field work, democratization and governance, international humanitarian law, gender mainstreaming, security awareness and stress and critical incident management.

Published Sep. 11, 2013 1:14 PM

NORDEM has hosted four international delegations of election officials from Turkmenistan, Irak, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, who came to study and assess the Norwegian parliamentary elections on 9 September. A representative of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabad, who supported the visit, stated that “The visit will have an added value in light of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Turkmenistan.”

Published Aug. 21, 2013 6:01 PM

I år fyller NORDEM 20 år!

I den forbindelse tar vi tilbakeblikk på alt NORDEMs styrkemedlemmer har bidratt til på to tiår og vi benytter anledning til å feire dere og oss selv.

Published Aug. 19, 2013 3:48 PM

Langaker embarked on his NORDEM assignment as Junior Professional Officer (JPO) in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in April this year. He spent the first three months of the JPO-program in the OSCE Headquarter in Vienna working in the Transnational Threats Department before he left for Kyrgyzstan in July to assist the OSCE Centre in Bishkek with implementing its Police Reform Programme (PRP).

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.