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Oct
07
2021
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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
‘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
27
2021
News Article
“The data that you (International IDEA) collected is a very systematic and comprehensive set of data.”
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
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)...
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
15
2021
News Article
International IDEA’s Secretary-General Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora took part in a panel discussion on 7 September 2021, on mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on democracy, as part of the Fifth...
Sep
14
2021
News Article
To mark the International Democracy Day commemorated annually on 15 September, International IDEA, together with Perludem—a leading civil society organisation based in Indonesia—organized the...
Sep
06
2021
News Article
“We have to first recognize ourselves before being recognized by others.” A statement made by one of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) Champions from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (...
Sep
06
2021
News Article
In Moldova’s recent parliamentary elections, social media formed a prominent environment for election campaigning. To promote transparency and ultimately the integrity of the electoral process,...
Aug
31
2021
News Article
"As we are still learning about Covid and its changing nature, we need to ensure that policies and practices are flexible and responsive to support resilient elections and include a variety of...
Aug
25
2021
Press Release
International IDEA recognises that Tunisia has made great progress towards establishing itself as a legitimate member of the international community of democratic nations since 2011. The respect for...
Aug
18
2021
Press Release
International IDEA grieves for the recent violence in Afghanistan and the threats to democratic progress that the Taliban takeover represents. We urge for the protection and safeguarding of the most...
Aug
12
2021
News Article
The fourth webinar , held on 29 July 2021, answers the question: “What’s happening to democracy in Melanesia?
Aug
10
2021
News Article
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) hosted a side event on 15 July 2021; ‘Assessing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Constitutions’, at the 14th ...
Aug
09
2021
Press Release
An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released on Monday shows, with clear and overwhelming scientific evidence, that climate change is a looming, existential threat for our...
Aug
04
2021
News Article
In view of ongoing and recent contestations between the president and prime minister, and president and legislature in Tunisia and in Sri Lanka, International IDEA’s Constitution-Building Programme...