Pacific Islands Forum election observation: An external perspective

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Published: 
1 December 2012
Language: 
English
Pages: 
27
Author(s): 
Slawomir Szyszka

This Discussion Paper provides a detailed analysis of involvement of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in election observation.

Its main purpose is to present practical and forward-looking recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the PIF electoral observation missions in supporting electoral processes.

Attention is focused on areas that can benefit the most from changes: namely, strengthening the methodological basis and comprehensiveness of the observation and follow-up activities. Each section examines selected issues and includes examples of best practice and arguments for their introduction.

Contents

Abstract

Introduction

The Pacific Islands forum mandate for election observation

Terms of reference

Principles for international election observation

Short-term, long-term or medium-term

Women in the PIF election observation missions

PIF election observation mission reports

The PIF election observation and follow-up policies

How to improve effectiveness of the PIF EOMs

Prospective role of the PIF in election observation

Abbreviations

Bibliography

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