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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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Two advance reports on Cambodia now available online Wed 14 Sep 2016

GENEVA (14 September 2016) – The two advance reports on Cambodia presented at the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council are now available on our website (English only). The report of the...

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Cambodia releases statement in response to joint statement from 39 Member States, delivered at the HRC Wed 14 Sep 2016

GENEVA (14 September 2016) – Mr. Ney Sam Ol, the Ambassador of Cambodia to the United Nations in Geneva, responded to a statement made by 39 States during the 33rd regular session of the Human Rights...

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Joint statement of 39 countries made in Geneva on the human rights situation in Cambodia Wed 14 Sep 2016

GENEVA (14 September 2016) – In a statement delivered on behalf of 36 States (and three more added after the statement was read out), by the Representative of the United States to the UN Human Rights...

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OHCHR continues its collaboration with the Prosecutor’s Office in Prey Veng Thu 1 Sep 2016

PHNOM PENH (31 August 2016) – Today, OHCHR and the Prey Veng Prosecutor’s Office completed the latest series of joint briefings for local law enforcement officials from the police and the...

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