Session on the “Separation between the State and Political Parties” (Warsaw)

Introducer: Lisa Klein, Former Director of Party and Election Finance at the Electoral Commission (United Kingdom)

Speakers:

  • Dr. Magnus Ohman, Senior Political Finance Advisor (IFES), on the “Abuse of State Resources”
  • Dr. Alexander Kyniev, Member of ODIHR Core Group of Experts on Political Parties, on the “ʻParty of Powerʼ, Party Democracy and Forms of State Interference”

Moderator: Prof. Richard Katz (Johns Hopkins University) and Chair of ODIHR Core Group of Experts on Political Parties

Rapporteur: Dr. Fernando Casal Bértoa, Nottingham Research Fellow (University of Nottingham)

Discussion Moderator: James Hamilton, Former Member of Venice Commission (Council of Europe)