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Public Statement on the Cambodian National Assembly Elections on 27 July 2008 Tue 29 Jul 2008

29 July 2008 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia (OHCHR Cambodia) welcomes reports that voting in the Election of Members of the 4th Mandate of the...

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General Assembly endorses Pillay as High Commissioner for Human Rights Mon 28 Jul 2008

28 July 2008 – The General Assembly has endorsed the Secretary-General's appointment of Judge Navanethem...

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Secretary-General nominates South African as new High Commissioner Thu 24 Jul 2008

24 July 2008 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Judge Navanethem...

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Public statement on killing of Khim Sambo and his son on 11 July Wed 16 Jul 2008

16 July 2008 - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia expresses its concern and sadness at the killing of Mr. Khim Sambor and his son, Khat Sarinpheata, on 11...

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Call for nominations for 2008 United Nations Human Rights Prize Wed 9 Jul 2008

09 July 2008 - The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights It was established...

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United Nations marks international day to support victims of torture Thu 26 Jun 2008

26 June 2008 - Six United Nations entities working on torture issues and helping victims have said that, despite a strong international legal framework outlawing torture, much remains to be done “to...

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Secretary-General reaffirms rights of people struggling with drug addiction Thu 26 Jun 2008

26 June 2008 - Speaking on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reminded all Member States of their responsibility to fully respect the...

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Expert on economic, social and cultural rights visits Cambodia Mon 2 Jun 2008

02 June 2008 - To support the Government's efforts to report on its implementation of the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, OHCHR has invited Ms. Virginia Bonoan-Dandan, a member of the...

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OHCHR yearly report now available Wed 14 May 2008

14 May 2008 - OHCHR's Report on Activities and Results for 2007—the Office’s latest yearly report on its human rights work around the world—is now available to download from the OHCHR...

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On World Press Freedom Day, UN independent expert calls for end to censorship Mon 5 May 2008

05 May 2008 - The following statement was released by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. Ambeyi Ligabo, on the...

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