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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
Delimiting Electoral Boundaries
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program

This presentation describes the importance of delimitation, types of electoral systems that delimit electoral districts, legal framework, authority, communities of interest and examples from Sierra Leone and Lebanon.

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

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

2010
New York City Campaign Finance Board
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program

This presentation describes the Campaign Finance Board (CFB) in New York, campaign finance components, mandates, public funding issues and audit reports.

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

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.

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

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.

3-Final_Agenda.pdf (English)

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

2010
Lesson One: What is the Rule of Law? Student Version - Handout 1.1
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Qatar Civic Education

This handout includes vocabulary words, scenarios and exercises, and excerpts from the Qatar Constitution.

2010
Lesson Two: Sources of Law in Qatar - Student Version - Handout 2.1
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Qatar Civic Education

This handout includes vocabulary words, a diagram showing sources of law in Qatar, focus on reading treaties with the Qatar Constitution, and exercises.

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

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.

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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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