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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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Cambodia: UN experts call for the immediate release of five human rights defenders Wed 25 Jan 2017

GENEVA (24 January 2017) – Today, the Special Rapporteur on the  human rights situation in Cambodia, Prof. Rhona Smith, and the Chair of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), Mr...

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Posters on how to visit your families or relatives/friends in prisons and on prisoners’ rights in prisons Tue 10 Jan 2017

PHNOM PENH (10 January 2017) - Those who have ever experienced problems visiting a friend or family member in prison will find guidance from a new poster on the prison visit process published jointly by...

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Awards ceremony held at OHCHR office for Human Rights Day quiz winners Fri 23 Dec 2016

PHNOM PENH (23 December) ­– ​Congratulations to the winners of our Human Rights Day quiz contest! The contest reached over 334,000 people, of whom over 16,000 engaged. Last Friday, the top...

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OHCHR and the Royal Government of Cambodia sign new MoU for 2017-2018 Thu 22 Dec 2016

GENEVA (22 December 2016) – OHCHR’s Memorandum of Understanding with the government has been signed, ending a year of uncertainty about the continuation of our operations in Cambodia. The...

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Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released today Tue 20 Dec 2016

GENEVA (20 December 2016) – The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), established to examine...

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The world looks different when we use a human rights lens Fri 9 Dec 2016

PHNOM PENH (9 December 2016) –  Speaking at a Human Rights Day event hosted by the EU delegation, OHCHR-Cambodia Representative Wan-Hea Lee reflected on the state of inequality in the world and...

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Honouring victims of genocide, UN chief decries attempts to separate people into ‘us and them’ Fri 9 Dec 2016

BRUSSELS (9 December 2016) – Marking the second International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, United Nations...

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