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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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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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