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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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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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