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United in supporting victims of torture Mon 26 Jun 2017

PHNOM PENH (26 June 2017) - The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June marks the moment in 1987 when the Read More »

UN Human Rights Office welcomes orderly communal vote in Cambodia, calls for re-opening the civil society space Wed 7 Jun 2017

BANGKOK (7 June 2017) - The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia welcomed the orderly conduct of voting in the communal elections held across Cambodia on 4 June, and expressed hope that the smooth and...

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The IPU underscores lack of political will, urges speedy resolution of the cases against 15 CNRP Members of Parliament ... Tue 9 May 2017

PHNOM PENH (9 May 2017) - The Khmer version is now available of the decision of the Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the world organization of national parliaments, adopted on 5...

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OHCHR calls for release of the 'Adhoc 5' Fri 28 Apr 2017

Geneva (28 April 2017) - In Geneva today, on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the arbitrary detention of the "Adhoc 5," OHCHR spokesperson Elizabeth Throssell called for their release...

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OHCHR communications database now available to the public Wed 19 Apr 2017

GENEVA (19 April 2017) – The United Nations human rights office has just opened to the public a...

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OHCHR releases human rights analysis on recently amended Law on Political Parties Mon 27 Mar 2017

PHNOM PENH (28 March 2017) – Today, OHCHR releases its human rights analysis of the amended Law on Political Parties. The analysis draws from the key applicable provisions of the Cambodian...

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Target hate speech and hate crimes, Zeid urges States Mon 20 Mar 2017

GENEVA (20 March 2017) – “The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an annual reminder to us all to do more to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, hate...

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Too much surveillance: Respect civil liberties and stop playing ‘fear card’, says UN expert Wed 8 Mar 2017

GENEVA (08 March 2017) - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has presented his report to the Human Rights Council, denouncing current surveillance legislation and...

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OHCHR to hold a public conference on "Human Rights in Cambodia Today" Fri 3 Mar 2017

PHNOM PENH (03 March 2017) – The United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) invites you to join a Public Conference on "Human Rights in Cambodia Today" on Friday, 10 March 2017, organized by...

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Freedom of Expression Monitors Issue Joint Declaration on ‘Fake News’, Disinformation and Propaganda Fri 3 Mar 2017

VIENNA (03 March 2017) – “States have a positive obligation to promote a free, independent and diverse communications environment, including media diversity, which is a key means of...

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