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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.


Palestinian Elections Case Study
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation focuses on the Palestinian elections - how it was successful, key players, the role of the international community and shortcomings.


A Comparative Perspective on Gulf Elections
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes the role of elections in democratization and historical paths to democracy in monarchies. It also gives background information on Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.


Campaign Finance in the United States
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes contribution limits in U.S. federal elections, including national party committee limits, local party limits, and political action committee (PAC) limits.


Minority Participation
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes definitions and types of minorities, minority rights, reasons for minority representation, the "mirror" notion, and how to preserve electoral rights.


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

This presentation describes the purpose of election observation, international standards for elections, regional recognition and election monitors.


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

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.


Regulating Campaign Finance in the United States
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation focuses on transparency, regulation of political finance in the U.S., enforcement, trends in campaign finance including the Internet, the role of media, and civil society and trust.


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

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


Election Management Training Institute - Agenda
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This agenda outlines the 10 day Election Management Training Institute, organized by the Center for Democracy & Election Management, part of American University's School of Public Affairs.


ACJLS Toolkit Chapter 1 - Protection of Human Rights
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

The curriculum gives a brief history of the definition of human rights, international standards, the importance of international instruments and agreements, and the obligation of nations to protect and promote human rights. It provides facilitator's notes, including key learning objectives, glossary of terms, activities and handouts for a 1.5 hour session.


ACJLS Toolkit -Table of Contents
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English Arabic

The one-page table of contents for the Arab Council for Judicial and Legal Studies (ACJLS) Rule of Law Toolkit lists the six chapters in Arabic and English.


ACJLS Toolkit Welcome Letter
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

This is a welcome letter for the Arab Council for Judicial and Legal Studies (ACJLS) Rule of Law Toolkit


ACJLS Toolkit Chapter 6 - Due Process
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

The curriculum focuses on due process at an international and national levels. Major themes include the definition and history of due process, international standards, the importance of international and national due process instruments, and strategies to protect, ensure and promote due process. It provides facilitator's notes, including key learning objectives, glossary of terms, activities, handouts and case study scenarios for a 40 minute session.


ACJLS Toolkit Chapter 4 - Judicial Independence
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

The curriculum focuses on judicial independence and its importance to the rule of law. Major themes include the importance of judicial independence, the two main types of monitoring bodies, and the importance of safeguarding judicial independence. It includes facilitator's notes, including key learning objectives, glossary of terms, activities, handouts and case study scenarios for a 2.5 hour session.


Lesson Three: How are Laws Made? Student Version - Handout 3.1
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Qatar Civic Education
English

This handout includes vocabulary words, exercises related to a school without rules and elements of an effective law, and an example of the Qatar Traffic Law.


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This workshop for the Partners Global Support for Training, Advocacy and Networking for Development (STAND) program took place in Kuwait in 2016. Partners Global

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