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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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OHCHR and the Ministry of Justice convene discussion on increasing cooperation on justice Wed 23 Nov 2016

PHNOM PENH (23 November 2016) – The Ministry of Justice and OHCHR convened a meeting of the Technical Working Group on Legal and Judicial Reform, attended by representatives of the Ministry of...

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Decision adopted by consensus by the IPU Governing Council at its 199th session Thu 27 Oct 2016

GENEVA (27 October 2016) – Expressing deep concern on the cases of 15 MPs from the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) that "continue to face serious violations of their fundamental...

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Time to move on – UN expert urges Cambodia to fully implement rights and freedoms at every level Thu 20 Oct 2016

PHNOM PENH / BANGKOK / GENEVA (20 October 2016) – The time for the Government of Cambodia to blame the troubles of the last century for the situation today is surely over, United Nations Special...

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In end-of-mission statement to the press, Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith offers human rights recommendations to the Government Wed 19 Oct 2016

PHNOM PENH (19 October 2016) – “The Cambodia of 2016 is very different from the Cambodia of 1991,” says Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Prof. Rhona Smith, this evening. ...

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