Expert recommends less emphasis on elections and more focus on the electoral processListen /
A United Nations independent expert says the world is increasingly taking a narrow perspective on elections.
Maina Kiai, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of peaceful assembly and association, believes more emphasis is placed on election day than on the process leading up to the vote.
Mr. Kiai this week briefed the UN General Assembly's committee which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues.
The Kenyan lawyer tells UN Radio's Joshua Mmali why his briefing focused on elections, and he also explains why governments should not fear UN-appointed human rights experts like him.