At the invitation of the Governor of the Cayman Islands Martyn Roper OBE, an independent team of international experts conducted a virtual Election Expert Mission to the Cayman Islands General Election from 6 - 20 April 2021.
The Mission assessed Cayman Islands’ General Election against international standards, commitments and obligations as well as domestic laws. It was organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR).
Prior to the Mission, CPA BIMR Regional Secretary Jon Davies said:
“We are delighted that the Cayman Islands has invited our team of international experts to assess its election for a third time. Having successfully delivered multiple Election Expert Missions virtually over the past year, the team is looking forward to engaging remotely with stakeholders in the Cayman Islands. CPA BIMR is honoured to assist Cayman Islands in support of transparent and open democracy”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team of experts conducted the Mission virtually, using online research as well as interviews with a wide range of stakeholders utilising digital meeting platforms. This innovative adaptation of election observation methodology in these unprecedented circumstances had been applied successfully by CPA BIMR when assessing general elections in Anguilla and Guernsey in 2020 and TCI in 2021.
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