Two international commissioners introduced as the non-voting members

Based on the Electoral Law of Afghanistan and appointed by the president through decree, two international commissioners, Mrs. Charlotte Osei from Ghana and Mr. Neel Kantha Uprety from Nepal have been appointed as the non-voting members of the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC). They joined ECC on 27 May and were welcomed by the Board of Commissioners. They will be working in close collaboration with the commissioners in fulfilling the legal mandate of ECC and further enhancing the credibility and transparency of the electoral process.

Short Bio of ECC non-voting members

Charlotte Osei is a lawyer with 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors.

She holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Queen’s University, Ontario Canada and a Master’s in business leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa, Pretoria. Charlotte has previously served as Chairperson of Ghana’s Electoral Commission and Chairperson of Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education. She was also the Vice Chairperson of the Executive Board of the African Capacity Building Foundation in Zimbabwe and a former President of the African Association of Election Authorities.

Mr. Neelkantha Uprety is the former Chief Election Commissioner of Nepal with over 27 years of experiences in managing and strengthening the electoral process; specialized experience in election management and electoral reforms. As the chair of the Election Commission of Nepal he also chaired the high-level Committee of Electoral Disputes Resolution and Complaints Adjudication. Before leading Nepal’s Election Commission, he served as the commissioner for the commission. He has previously served in Afghanistan (2004 and 2012). Mr. Uprety has Post Graduate Degree followed by MS in Computing Science from UK, M.A. in Economics and Graduate in Public Administration.