GENEVA (9 April 2020) - UN experts sent a communication expressing concerns over Cambodia’s draft law on the management of the nation during state of emergency.

According to the independent experts, if adopted as is, the law may restrict the right to freedom of expression, right to freedom of association and peaceful assembly, and right to movement as provided in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

They asked the Government of Cambodia to provide information on measures taken to ensure the compliance of the draft law with Cambodia’s obligations under international human rights law and standards. Read the communication sent by the UN experts to the Government of Cambodia on 9 April 2020 here.