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UN Special Rapporteur calls for restoration of democracy and vibrant civil society Tue 12 Dec 2017

As the world marked the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948, Cambodia should return to a path of multi-party democracy and ensure full freedom for civil society and...

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Op-Ed by Claire Van der Vaeren, UN Resident Coordinator, on behalf of the United Nations system in Cambodia - Human Rights Day – 10 December 2017 Fri 8 Dec 2017

“It has been the experience of the United Nations system in Cambodia time and again that open participation of civil society contributes positively to meeting national development priorities in a way...

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UN human rights chief voices concern about Cambodia election after opposition ban Tue 21 Nov 2017

The UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, voiced his grave concerns in the News Release issued on Friday about the conduct of credible, free and fair elections in Cambodia next year following...

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NEW VIDEO ON PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY Mon 30 Oct 2017

OHCHR produced a short video on peaceful assembly. Its content is based on the articles of the Peaceful Demonstration Law and its Implementation Guideline adopted in 2009 (download the Law on Peaceful...

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LGBT people suffering “crucible” of rights violations around the world, UN expert warns Fri 27 Oct 2017

NEW YORK (27 October 2017) – People around the world are suffering horrific violations of their human rights based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression...

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Resolution on Cambodia as adopted by the UN Human Rights Council 36th session Wed 18 Oct 2017

The new resolution on "Advisory services and technical assistance for Cambodia" was adopted by consensus by the Human Rights Council on Friday 29 September 2017, following some debate on the...

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Democracy under threat from moves against opposition, UN expert warns. Thu 12 Oct 2017

GENEVA (12 October 2017) – Democracy under threat from moves against opposition, Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith warns.
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The UN Human Rights Council held the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia Fri 29 Sep 2017

On 27 September, the UN Human Rights Council held the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, at which Ms Rhona Smith presented her Read More »


Annual report to the Human Rights Council on the role and achievements of OHCHR-Cambodia Fri 22 Sep 2017

GENEVA/PHNOM PENH (20 September 2017) – The annual report of OHCHR on its work in Cambodia has just been released. The present report includes details on the role and achievements of the Office of the...

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The latest report to the Human Rights Council of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Cambodia Wed 13 Sep 2017

The latest report to the Human Rights Council of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Cambodia, Ms. Rhona Smith, is now available online. The report covers the period from July 2016 to...

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