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UN experts express concerns about media freedoms ahead of vote Sun 17 Jun 2018

GENEVA (15 June 2018) – UN human rights experts* have called on Cambodian authorities to respect and ensure the right to freedom of opinion and expression, citing concerns about a clampdown on the...

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UN experts urge States to boost protection for human rights defenders Tue 5 Jun 2018

GENEVA (1 June 2018) - UN human rights experts have called on States to ramp up measures to safeguard and support human rights defenders at a time when they are coming under increasing pressure globally,...

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It’s time we all recognise the human right to a healthy environment Fri 1 Jun 2018

GENEVA (1 June 2018) – Speaking ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June, the head of UN Environment* and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment** issued a statement urging the...

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Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly Thu 24 May 2018

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly:  Questionnaire for civil society organisations and human rights defenders...

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Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly Thu 24 May 2018

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly:  Questionnaire on the issue of statelessness, its root causes and specific conditions or barriers...

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Human rights advocates in Asia under attack Tue 22 May 2018

Human rights advocates the world over are...

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Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Briefing note on Cambodia Fri 11 May 2018

GENEVA (11 May 2018) – the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed disappointment at the decision by Cambodia’s Court of Appeal to uphold the “insurrection...

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Cambodia: UN expert urges Government embrace final opportunity for “genuine” election Mon 30 Apr 2018

GENEVA (30 April 2018) – To ensure a genuine multi-party democracy in Cambodia which respects its citizens’ participation rights, the Government must immediately release detained opposition...

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End of mission statement by Professor Rhona Smith, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Cambodia on 14 March 2018 Wed 14 Mar 2018

PHNOM PENH (14 March 2018) – The UN expert on the human rights situation in Cambodia has expressed serious concerns about restrictions on the media, freedom of expression and political participation...

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UN human rights expert to visit Cambodia from 5-14 March Thu 1 Mar 2018

GENEVA/PHNOM PENH (1 March 2018) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will visit the country from 5 to 14 March 2018, at the invitation of the Royal...

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