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Governance and Human Rights

Governance and Human Rights projects funded by MEPI focused on rule of law, human rights, elections and political parties.


2010
Global and Regional Perspectives on Money and Politics in Political Campaigns
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program

The presentation describes challenges facing emerging democracies and factors different from western systems that can impact campaign finance. Results from a study of campaign finance are summarized.

2010
Election Fraud: Comparative Perspective
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program

The presentation describes pre-election day fraud through the campaign or registration, election day fraud, vote buying, abuse of state resources and detecting abuse.

2010
Countermeasures to Address Identified Vulnerabilities
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Project: MEFTA Technical Assistance-USDA

This presentation provides background on countermeasures, including examples of countermeasures as employed by industry and government. Also included is a discussion of possible countermeasures for vulnerabilities.

2010
CARVER + Shock Vulnerability Assessment Tool
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Project: MEFTA Technical Assistance-USDA

This presentation gives an overview of the CARVER method, which uses screening methods to identify foods for evaluation and uses an evaluation team. Also discussed is the profile of terrorists, factors that affect the desirability of a target, and scales for analyzing each one.

2010
A Global Perspective towards Food Defense
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Project: MEFTA Technical Assistance-USDA

The presentation focuses on the role of the UK Food Standards Agency, global food trends affecting the UK, insights from food safety incidents, case studies, and the UK approach to food defense.

2010
Chemical and Microbiological Hazards in Human Food, Introduced Maliciously Through Animals in the Farms
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Project: MEFTA Technical Assistance-USDA

This presentation describes the public health problems that can arise from animal feed, government's responsibility, prevention, and detailed instructions to farmers.

2010
Water Infrastructure Protection
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Project: MEFTA Technical Assistance-USDA

This presentation describes the U.S. EPA's mission, the link with the Department of Homeland Security related to water infrastructure protection, the importance of protecting drinking water systems, and EPA efforts and risk assessment tools.

2010
Food Safety vs. Food Defense: Differences and Similarities
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Project: MEFTA Technical Assistance-USDA

This presentation describes the different U.S. offices that are involved with protecting the food supply, the definition of food defense, reasons for concern, examples of unintentional and intentional contamination, and differences between food safety and food defense.

2010
Developing Infrastructure for Food Defense
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Project: MEFTA Technical Assistance-USDA

The presentation focuses on what is meant by developing food defense infrastructure and government strategies for developing such an infrastructure, including setting national policy, establishing food defense responsibilities, conducting key food defense activities, and partnering with industry and academia.

2010
Election Standards: An Introduction
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program

This presentation gives an overview of election standards, declaration of principles, standards for assessing elections and international obligations.

2010
Transparency Through Election Observation
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program

This presentation describes the emergence and state of election monitoring, its contribution to democratic transition, and problems and shortcomings of election observation. It also focuses on vote count verification and improving professionalism.

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