The All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cambodia held an off-the-record discussion with the FCO Minister Mark Field MP to discuss the situation in Cambodia, on 7 February, 2018.

The issues raised included human rights concerns and national elections this summer, further to the arrest of the leader of Cambodia’s political opposition for alleged treason, the dissolution of the main opposition party, and the prosecution and persecution of political opposition and human rights activists.

The PHRG will continue to monitor developments in Cambodia closely, particularly the crackdown on political opposition, community and NGO representatives and the media, in the run-up and aftermath of elections later this year, and to raise concerns with relevant interlocutors.