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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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OHCHR calls for release of the 'Adhoc 5' Fri 28 Apr 2017

Geneva (28 April 2017) - In Geneva today, on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the arbitrary detention of the "Adhoc 5," OHCHR spokesperson Elizabeth Throssell called for their release...

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OHCHR releases human rights analysis on recently amended Law on Political Parties Mon 27 Mar 2017

PHNOM PENH (28 March 2017) – Today, OHCHR releases its human rights analysis of the amended Law on Political Parties. The analysis draws from the key applicable provisions of the Cambodian...

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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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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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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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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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