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Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on arrest of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha Mon 4 Sep 2017

GENEVA (4 September 2017) – I am seriously concerned at the arrest of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, which appears to have been carried out with no respect for due process guarantees, including...

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Press briefing note on Cambodia by the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Fri 25 Aug 2017

GENEVA (25 August 2017) - Press briefing note on Cambodia by the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. In Geneva today, OHCHR spokesperson Elizabeth Throssell expressed concerns about...

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The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia concluded her fourth mission to the country and presented her end of mission statement to the media Fri 18 Aug 2017

PHNOM PENH (18 August 2017) - The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia concluded her fourth mission to the country and presented her end of mission statement to the media. She was...

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The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will carry out her fourth official visit to Cambodia Fri 4 Aug 2017

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will carry out her fourth official visit to the country from 8 to 18 August 2017, to examine the rights of children and the general human...

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OHCHR has released its human rights analysis of the draft Law on Agricultural Land in Khmer and English Fri 21 Jul 2017

PHNOM PENH (21 July 2017) - OHCHR has released its human rights analysis of the draft Law on Agricultural Land in Khmer and English. The analysis is based on the applicable international human rights...

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OHCHR welcomes the release of the Human Rights Defenders and the dropping of all charges against its own staff member Mon 10 Jul 2017

GENEVA (07 July 2017) - In Geneva today, OHCHR spokesperson Elizabeth Throssell wholeheartedly welcomed the release on bail of the five human rights defenders and the dropping of all legal proceedings...

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OHCHR has released its human rights analysis of the amended Law on Political Parties in Khmer Wed 5 Jul 2017

PHNOM PENH (5 July 2017) - OHCHR has released its human rights analysis of the amended Law on Political Parties in Khmer. The analysis draws from the key applicable provisions of the Cambodian Constitution...

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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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