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Media Guide: “Reporting on Human Rights in Pakistan”

April 30, 2016

Media should play its role in highlighting neglected human rights issues. A vibrant and socially responsive ...

New government in Ukraine: One more chance for reforms?

April 25, 2016

Debate in Brussels 25 April 2016 Ukraine has adopted a number of important reforms, but key ...

Stakeholder Forum GSP+ Pakistan

April 22, 2016

Legal and institutional reforms needed to improve Pakistan’s human rights record Parliamentarians, civil society, including lawyers, ...

Seminars on EAM findings in Pakistan held

April 1, 2016

Ahead of 2018 Elections: Reforms needed now for transparent elections in Pakistan With the last elections ...

National conference on women, minorities, and youth in Pakistan

March 16, 2016

Conference calls for maximum political participation of women and minorities High-level state representatives and civil society ...

Strengthening Parliament Engagement with Citizens

March 8, 2016

Strengthen Parliament Engagement with Citizens Parliamentarians from all over Pakistan agreed that standing committees in the ...

Summit: More Co-operation between Pakistan’s provinces needed

March 2, 2016

Inter-provincial co-operation of parliamentarians are crucial for an effective state and improvement of governance in Pakistan, ...

Has the window closed? The Future of Ukraine’s Constitutional Overhaul

February 8, 2016

Conclusions of DRI’s two-day public forum The window for crucial constitutional reforms in Ukraine – decentralisation, ...

A Crisis here to stay: 5 Things to know about Poland’s Democracy Crisis

January 25, 2016

On the weekend of 23 and 24 January, thousands of Poles took to the streets to ...

Polish Democracy in Danger?

January 22, 2016

Conclusions of Panel Debate on 22 January 2016, Berlin Berlin, 22 January 2016 – The drastic ...

Constituency delimitation in Myanmar’s upper house

December 13, 2015

In November 2015, a total of 1,150 seats were up for grabs in Myanmar's general elections. ...

Lessons from Tunisia’s 2014 elections

December 13, 2015

While the 2014 Tunisian elections represented credible and competitive elections, they also revealed the need for ...