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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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The unfinished business of the Paris Peace Accords Tue 18 Oct 2016

PHNOM PENH (18 October 2016) – “The unfinished business of the Paris Peace Accords is the human rights framework,” said Ms. Wan-Hea Lee, Country Representative for OHCHR, this morning....

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António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation Thu 13 Oct 2016

NEW YORK (13 October 2016) – The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, as the next...

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Cambodia: UN human rights expert launches official country visit Wed 5 Oct 2016

GENEVA / PHNOM PENH (07 October 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will carry out an official visit to the country from 10 to 19...

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Special Rapporteur on Cambodia delivers her statement at the 33rd regular session of the Human Rights Council Wed 28 Sep 2016

GENEVA (28 September 2016) – In a statement to the Human Rights Council today, Prof. Rhona Smith, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, delivered her findings from her last...

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Deputy High Commissioner presents report on OHCHR's work in Cambodia to the Human Rights Council Wed 28 Sep 2016

GENEVA (28 September 2016) – Ms. Kate Gilmore, the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, today addressed the Human Rights Council at the 33rd regular session in Geneva. Introducing the report...

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Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai launches 10 Principles Implementation Checklist Wed 21 Sep 2016

GENEVA (21 September 2016) – The Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, just launched, along with his latest report, "The 10 Principles Implementation...

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