The Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights
NORDEM is a civilian capacity provider specialising in human rights and support for democracy.
NORDEM recruits, trains and deploys qualified personnel to roughly 15 international organisations and operations that work in the field of human rights and democratisation. We support several international mechanisms and collaborate with a number of organisations that provide civilian capacity. In addition, we offer advice, support the transfer of experience and contribute to research. NORDEM's expertise covers such fields as good governance, democratic institutions, independence of the judiciary, judicial and legal reform, human rights, election observation and election assistance.
This is NORDEM
NORDEM, the Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights, is NORCAP's civilian capacity provider specialising in human rights and support for democracy.
Deployments in Democracy and Human Rights
NORDEM contributes personnel to help foster good governance, democratic institutions and rule of law, with the OSCE, the UN and the EU as our major partners.
NORDEM provides Norwegian observers to international election observation missions all over the world. Each year, we deploy about 60 - 100 election observers and experts to approximately 15 different countries.
Training and Capacity Building
NORDEM provides trainings to members of the NORDEM roster to help them prepare for international assignments.
News and events
Universal Declaration of Human Rights and NORDEM reach anniversary milestone
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 2018 is also the 25-year anniversary of the establishment of the Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights, NORDEM. Though separated by 45 years, the link between the declaration's vision and NORDEM's work is close.
Bosnia elections: the significance of NORDEM election observers
Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina will go to the polls to choose three presidents and members of the country’s lower legislative body on October 7th. With the very survival of the country and regional stability teetering at the brink, the presence of election observers such as NORDEM, has psychological and social importance, according to three experts on the Balkans and elections.