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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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Human rights "under unprecedented pressure" world-wide: Zeid calls on people to stand up for the rights of others Thu 8 Dec 2016

GENEVA (08 December 2016) – "Unprecedented pressure on international human rights standards risks unravelling the unique set of protections set in place after the end of World War II,"...

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UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association visits Cambodia Sat 3 Dec 2016

PHNOM PENH (03 December 2016) – “When a state stops you from protesting peacefully, that is not an internal issue,” insists Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai. “That is an...

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OHCHR trains youth and NGO's on human rights monitoring, fact-finding, and rights under the PDL Thu 24 Nov 2016

PHNOM PENH (24 November 2016) – Youth and NGO representatives were vested with knowledge today on how to monitor human rights generally, including in the context of demonstrations, and understand...

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OHCHR supports two-day "Land as Human Rights" seminar Thu 24 Nov 2016

PHNOM PENH (24 November 2016) – Land is not a mere commodity, but an essential element for the realization of several human rights. For many people, land is a source of livelihood, and is central...

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