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Jan
24
2022
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A five-day workshop was held in October 2021 for 22 secretariat staff of the National Assembly (NA) and National Council (NC), the two parliamentary houses of Bhutan. The workshop aimed at...
Jan
14
2022
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International IDEA led the development of the Working Paper, "Mechanisms of Democracy and Fundamental Rights" as part of Club de Madrid's Global Commission on Democracy and Emergencies. 
Dec
16
2021
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Season's Greetings from International IDEA and warm wishes for 2022!  
Dec
10
2021
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In his Opening Speech to the Summit for Democracy, U.S. President Joe Biden cited International IDEA’s Global State of Democracy 2021 Report’s alarming findings on democratic decline. With this...
Dec
01
2021
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The 2021 Summit for Democracy is a unique opportunity to remind us that democracy is “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. Yet 2020 was the 15th consecutive year of decline in...
Nov
29
2021
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The 2021 Women Constitution-Makers’ Dialogue focused on comparative experiences with constitutions, customary and religious law, and gender equality.
Nov
23
2021
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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...
Oct
25
2021
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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...
Sep
29
2021
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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
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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
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‘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
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“The data that you (International IDEA) collected is a very systematic and comprehensive set of data.”
Sep
14
2021
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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
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“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 (...
Aug
31
2021
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"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
12
2021
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The fourth webinar , held on 29 July 2021, answers the question: “What’s happening to democracy in Melanesia?
Aug
10
2021
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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 ...
Jul
22
2021
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Public participation has become a core element of modern constitution-building. The question for leaders charged with designing a constitution
Jul
08
2021
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The third webinar of the Democratic Development in Melanesia Webinar Series was held on 24 June 2021 on electoral activism by civil society organisations using the experiences of Indonesia and the...
Jul
01
2021
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Electoral management bodies (EMBs) around the world are currently faced with operational challenges and requirements for adaptations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While many voters look towards...