GENEVA (2 August 2023) – A range of serious human rights violations and severe restrictions on civic and political space affected the credibility of Cambodia’s national elections on 23 July, UN experts said today.

“The lead up to recent national elections in Cambodia and its results are extremely disconcerting,” the experts said. “It has affected the credibility of the entire electoral process.”

The UN experts said the shrinking civic and political space, including a ban on the main opposition party, media restrictions and blockages and the harassment of perceived opponents of the ruling elite had distorted the electoral architecture and process.

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