The Global Network for Domestic Election Observers (GNDEM) strongly condemns the raid and arbitrary detention of staff and volunteers of the Electoral Resource Centre (ERC) and the Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (ZESN). Continue Reading
GNDEM Statement of Solidarity over the Arrest of Citizen Observers of the Uganda 2021 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
GNDEM joins the call from Africa Elections Watch for the immediate release of detained individuals, noninterference in election processes by Ugandan security forces, and respect for the rights of independent and non-partisan election observers to monitor the electoral process as defined in the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations (DoGP). GNDEM reiterates that nonpartisan citizen election observation requires respect for the freedoms of association and to seek, receive, and impart impartial information in order to promote credible, peaceful elections and advance electoral integrity. GNDEM stands in solidarity with Ugandan non-partisan citizen election observers in these challenging times. Continue Reading
Representatives from GNDEM members around the world convened in Brussels on November 5-6, 2019 for the Seventh Implementation Meeting of the Declaration of Global Principles (DoGP). Continue Reading
Statement by the African Elections Observers Network (AfEONet), compromised of citizen observer groups in E-HORN, WAEON, and ESN-SA, on the fatal shooting of local election observation mission head in Mozambique Continue Reading
From August 25 to 26, 2018, the GNDEM Coordinating Committee, representing the nine regional networks, met in Colombo, Sri Lanka for the Sixth Implementation Meeting of the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation. The Coordinating Committee discussed recent challenges and opportunities in citizen election observation, and further clarified and refined network priorities and standard operating procedures, including the approval of the first set of GNDEM Protocols. Continue Reading
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