Ireland nominates observers to international election observation missions as part of its commitment to promoting human rights and democracy.
Election observation missions
Irish observers, with previous experience of elections or public office, participate in missions organised by:
- The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR). These missions are usually in Eastern and Central Europe.
- The European Union (EU). These missions are mostly in Africa and, from time to time, Latin America and Asia.
- The Council of Europe
- The United Nations
- The Carter Centre
Election observation roster
Irish Aid maintains an election observation roster (now closed) from which Irish observers are nominated to take part in international election observation missions.