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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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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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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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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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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August Tue 9 Aug 2016

PHNOM PENH (09 August 2016) – This year's International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August, will be celebrated with special events around the world, including at United Nations...

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OHCHR-Cambodia is saddened and shocked at the killing of Dr. Kem Ley Mon 11 Jul 2016

PHNOM PENH (11 July 2016)  The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in...

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"From the Council Chamber to the People": the Human Rights Council is 10 years old, watch the new video celebrating this anniversary Fri 24 Jun 2016

GENEVA (13 June 2016) – The UN Human Rights Council, the body of the UN responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights, has set up unprecedented...

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Cambodia’s Pride in leaving no one behind – joint UN op-ed released Thu 23 Jun 2016

PHNOM PENH (03 June 2016) – As Pride Week came to a close, five UN agencies – UNAIDS, UN Women, UNICEF, UNESCO and OHCHR – co-released a joint UN op-ed,...

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Explainer video on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Tue 21 Jun 2016

PHNOM PENH (15 June 2016) – Businesses impact human rights wherever, and however, they operate. In 2011, the UN issued a set of guidelines defining who is responsible for addressing these impacts. So...

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