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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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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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