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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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UN experts say constitutional changes in Cambodia impinge on democracy Tue 20 Feb 2018

GENEVA (20 February 2018) – Two UN human rights experts expressed their grave concern about proposed changes to Cambodia’s Constitution which would impose far-reaching limits on democracy ahead...

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Statement submitted by Professor Rhona Smith, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia for the USA/EU organised meeting, New York, 19 December 2017 Tue 19 Dec 2017

Statement submitted by Professor Rhona Smith, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia for the USA/EU organised meeting, New York, 19 December 2017.

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Cambodia: UN Special Rapporteur calls for restoration of democracy and vibrant civil society Mon 11 Dec 2017

GENEVA (11 December 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...

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Values enshrined in Universal Declaration of Human Rights under assault, must be defended – Zeid Sun 10 Dec 2017

GENEVA (10 December 2017) “Human Rights Day falls on 10 December every year, the day when, back in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the world’s most widely translated* and...

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Op-ed of the United Nations in Cambodia: Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017 Sun 10 Dec 2017

PHNOM PENH (10 December 2017) Today, Human Rights Day, marks the launch of a year’s celebration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25 November Wed 22 Nov 2017

GENEVA (22 November 2017) Joint call by UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and global and regional mechanisms on women’s rights to eradicate gender based violence against women with focus...

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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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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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