Elections to Watch in 2017

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Celebrating Human Rights Day 2016 Featured Image

Human Rights Day, observed on December 10th, commemorates the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

Elections in Macedonia: 2016 Parliamentary Elections Featured Image

On December 11, Macedonians will vote for their members of Parliament. Of the 123 seats in the Parliament, 120 are elected from six 20-seat constituencies in Macedonia using closed list proportional representation. 

#GiveAVoice Featured Image

Voting is a human right. In this time of great change and even greater opportunity, only you can help #GiveAVoice to millions of people in emerging democracies. 


Internally Displaced Persons and Electoral Participation: A Brief Overview Featured Image

Electoral participation by internally displaced persons (IDPs) is a challenging undertaking, but one that is becoming increasingly relevant as current estimates indicate over 40 million IDPs worldwide. IFES’ “Internally Displaced Persons and Electoral Participation: A Brief Overview” represents the culmination of intensive research, which is intended to further develop IDP electoral rights. IFES intends to utilize this information moving forward for implementation in its programming and to serve IDP populations globally by brining international attention to this important issue.

Women and Political Transition: The Risk of Replicating Inequality and the Fundamental  Need for Gender Parity in Decision-Making Featured Image

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) includes gender equality and women’s empowerment programming as a key facet of its democracy-building work in countries transitioning from violent conflict to more stable political processes. 

The Hierarchy of Laws: Understanding and Implementing the Legal Frameworks that Govern Elections Featured Image

This paper is intended as a guide for election practitioners who are interpreting, developing, and implementing legal and regulatory frameworks for elections, and who should understand the hierarchy of these laws. 

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