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Mar
09
2018
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The year 2017 was significant for elections in Nepal. The nation conducted local elections in May, June and September, as well as provincial and parliamentary elections in November and December....
Mar
05
2018
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Women in Myanmar are facing many challenges as a result of traditional perceptions, institutional barriers, and societal norms. These challenges range from a lack of equal job opportunities, to...
Feb
14
2018
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Voting is the right of all adult citizens in Finland, regardless of where they might find themselves at the time of the election. On 17 January , the Embassy of Finland in Yangon organized an...
Feb
12
2018
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Coinciding with the 2nd birthday anniversary of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey Jigme Namgyal Wangchuck, the Parliament of Bhutan launched the Parliament Committee Manual 2017 and Oversight Manual...
Jan
26
2018
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On Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January 2018, the Secretary-General of International IDEA, Yves Leterme, travelled to New Delhi, in order to attend an International Conference on the ‘Inclusion of...
Dec
22
2017
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Throughout Myanmar’s democratic transition, much of the government's focus has been on political reform, such as making changes to civil liberties, electoral legislation or managing the ongoing peace...
Dec
18
2017
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On 9 December, International IDEA discussed the findings of its flagship publication, The Global State of Democracy: Exploring Democracy's Resilience, with the Indonesian media in a panel at the...
Nov
30
2017
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It is with profound sadness that International IDEA reflects on the unexpected passing of Surin Pitsuwan. We express our sincere condolences to his family. He served as Thailand's Minister of...
Nov
27
2017
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Although Myanmar held successful national elections in 2015 and by-elections in 2017, municipal elections lag far behind. The city of Yangon is yet to hold fully democratic elections and the...
Nov
03
2017
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Whether constitutional change takes place through a big bang or incrementally, for it to be successful and legitimate, there is a need for both "momentum" and public and multi-stakeholder...
Nov
02
2017
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As ongoing peace talks between the government, the armed forces and ethnic armed groups continue in Myanmar, there is an increased desire for more comparative expertise on constitutional principles...
Nov
02
2017
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From 18–27 September – during the German federal elections – International IDEA’s Myanmar Office organized a study tour of Germany and Finland for Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC). Through...
Oct
25
2017
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Since the landmark election of Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy in 2015, Myanmar has successfully held by-elections in 2017 and is expecting to hold general elections in 2020....
Oct
17
2017
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In the first week of September 2017, as two experts from UK Parliament/British Parliament, we were in Thimphu to assist in developing a Guideline for Review of Bill for the Parliament of Bhutan with...
Oct
10
2017
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Kyrgyzstan is seen as a beacon of hope for democracy in Central Asia, in a region otherwise dominated by autocratic regimes. However, as is the case in many places, money in politics is undermining...
Sep
14
2017
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As part of the ongoing Legal Review Programme, International IDEA and Nepal Law Society (NLS) convened a national-level consultation on 4 September 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal, to discuss the National...
Sep
12
2017
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The Constitution of Nepal, adopted in 2015, grants women considerable rights—but how can we make sure that the provisions are effectively implemented in the new or amended legal frameworks that are...
Sep
07
2017
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As part of the ongoing Legal Review Programme, International IDEA and Nepal Law Society (NLS) convened a national-level consultation on 1 September 2017 in Kathamandu, on the Disaster Management Bill...
Sep
05
2017
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On 2-3 September 2017, the Secretary-General of International IDEA, Yves Leterme, attended a high-level conference entitled “Democracy in Southeast Asia: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects” in Kuala...
Aug
21
2017
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Nepal is in the process of implementing constitutional provisions to transition from an unitary to federal system.