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Nov
29
2021
News Article
The 2021 Women Constitution-Makers’ Dialogue focused on comparative experiences with constitutions, customary and religious law, and gender equality.
Nov
23
2021
News Article
Timor-Leste is deep into preparations for the upcoming presidential elections, anticipated in March 2022.  Given the ongoing global Covid pandemic, the country’s two electoral management bodies (EMBs...
Nov
22
2021
Press Release
Many democratic governments are increasingly adopting authoritarian tactics, accentuated by the Covid-19 pandemic, while autocratic regimes are consolidating their power.   Esta nota de prensa está...
Nov
08
2021
News Article
International IDEA held a webinar to launch its new Discussion Paper entitled "Democracy and the Challenge of Climate Change” on 26 October 2021. The event presented the Paper and provided a platform...
Nov
07
2021
Press Release
PANAMA CITY— The general elections held November 7, 2021 in Nicaragua have greatly aggravated the crisis affecting that country. “Let’s not allow Ortega to consolidate his dictatorship” is the title...
Nov
07
2021
Commentary
We, the four former presidents who sign this declaration, along with the Secretary General of International IDEA, do so following the same convictions that guided us before when we issued a statement...
Nov
04
2021
News Article
While the impact of the pandemic restrictions still affected the organization of international summits in person, the High-Level General Debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General ...
Oct
26
2021
Press Release
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is deeply concerned about the military coup as well as the arrests of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other...
Oct
26
2021
News Article
The Secretary-General of International IDEA, Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, participated in a CO.OP LAB discussion entitled “Rising Threats to Democracy and Human Rights”, organized by OECD Development Co-...
Oct
25
2021
News Article
When risks materialize and vulnerabilities exist, crises occur. Preparedness is what separates those who are overwhelmed with the turn of events from those who can effectively prevent, withstand and...
Oct
25
2021
News Article
As a build-up to the Annual National Forum on Women in Politics to be held on 27 October 2021, International IDEA’s Asia and the Pacific Regional Programme organized a webinar entitled “Challenges...
Oct
07
2021
Feature Story
Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the author. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the...
Oct
05
2021
News Article
On the 33rd Anniversary of the 1988 plebiscite, which paved the way for democracy in Chile, International IDEA signed a collaboration and support Agreement with the Chilean Constitutional Convention ...
Sep
29
2021
News Article
As part of a  series entitled Conversations on Innovative Constitutional Design Options, International IDEA’s Constitution Building Programme hosted an expert panel to discuss “Constitutionalizing...
Sep
28
2021
News Article
The Secretary-General of International IDEA, Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, took part in the “Constitutionalizing Institutions for a Safer Environment webinar organized by the Institute’s Constitution-...
Sep
27
2021
News Article
“The data that you (International IDEA) collected is a very systematic and comprehensive set of data.”
Sep
27
2021
News Article
‘Even if you do put special [Covid] measures in place, they still have to preserve the fundamental democratic features of an election that make it free and fair ... and ensure that everyone can...
Sep
24
2021
News Article
On 15 August, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for a snap election. This September election, a full two years before the next elections were due, was an opportunistic move. As leader of...
Sep
22
2021
Commentary
Africa’s regional organizations won’t be taken seriously if they regularly denounce military juntas while tolerating constitutional coups. Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of...
Sep
22
2021
News Article
From 7 September to 9 September, International IDEA facilitated and organized a horizontal cooperation mission between the Electoral Tribunal of Panama (TE) and the Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE)...