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Welcome to the Iran Electoral Archive
The IEAr is an on-line comprehensive source of information about Iranian Elections, comprising laws, official documents, academic articles and commentaries, both in English and in Farsi. The key objective of the IEAr project is to provide a large variety of stakeholders with a broad and impartial look at the Iranian elections legal framework, history and current developments.
The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna has been running the project since 2009. All documents hosted on the Archive (more than 400 occurrences) have been selected by qualified and independent researchers, within and outside the Scuola, inspired by the principles of impartiality and independence, and boasting a proven track record of valuable investigation within the Iranian political and electoral history fields. Moreover, all uploads undergo a final approval by an independent external body.
The IEAr is structured in fourteen sections, each one of them corresponds to a given subject/topic. They include three subsections: official documents, relevant commentaries and selected articles. Please refer to the menu on your left hand side.
The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna has been involved in activities related to election assistance and monitoring, human rights, development, and post-conflict rehabilitation for several years. In this framework, the International Research Laboratory on Conflict, Development and Global Politics promots research in the fields of conflict prevention and management, human rights, election related issues, post-war reconstruction and sustainable development.
The Scuola has an active engagement with the monitoring of national and local elections, as demonstrated by the Baladiyahs Governance Monitoring Project in Algeria, the Technical Assistance Programme for the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, and the Electoral Assistance to the Electoral Commission of Palestine: all these activities aim at promoting a better understanding of the political and technical aspects related to the elections in many areas of the world. The Iran Electoral Archive (IEAr) belongs to this tradition and constitutes a concrete answer to the scarcity of available information and to the controversial debate growing around the Iran electoral process.
In case you find that the documents included in the Archive do not respect those principles of impartiality and plurality that are supposed to inspire the archive, please let us know your suggestions and claims by contacting us at the email@example.com.