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OHCHR-Cambodia collaborates with Ministry of Rural Development in indigenous peoples' identity registration initiative Fri 6 May 2016

PHNOM PENH (06 May 2016) – Since the beginning of the year, OHCHR has embarked in a collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) and the Koh Kong sub-national authorities for the &ldquo...

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Countering violent extremism, a ‘perfect excuse’ to restrict free speech and control the media – UN expert World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2016 Tue 3 May 2016

GENEVA (3 May 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, today warned that efforts to counter ‘violent extremism’ can be the ‘perfect excuse...

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UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Prof. Rhona Smith, releases her end-of-mission statement Thu 31 Mar 2016

PHNOM PENH (31 March 2016) – In her statement to the media, Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith releases her end-of-mission statement with her preliminary findings following her visit to Cambodia. In her...

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OHCHR-Cambodia releases its human rights analysis of the draft Trade Union Law Wed 30 Mar 2016

PHNOM PENH (30 March 2016) – OHCHR's newest analysis looks at key aspects of the draft Trade Union Law to ensure its compliance with international human rights standards and aims to contribute...

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OHCHR deeply concerned by conviction over Facebook post in Cambodia Fri 18 Mar 2016

BANGKOK (18 March 2016) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is deeply concerned by the conviction handed down by a Cambodian court against university student, Kong Raya, over remarks he...

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‘Raise your voices’ to create a better world, Ban urges students at New York’s Lehman College Thu 17 Mar 2016

NEW YORK (17 March 2016) – Delivering a lecture at Lehman College in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged students to join the global fight against conflicts, poverty,...

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Media Statement: For the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Thu 17 Mar 2016

GENEVA (17 March 2016) – The world is witnessing an alarming increase in hate and xenophobic speech, say three United Nations experts on racism and discrimination, in advance of the International Day...

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UN rights expert launches fact-finding mission on women and indigenous peoples Thu 17 Mar 2016

GENEVA / PHNOM PENH (17 March 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Ms. Rhona Smith, will carry out an official visit to the country from 21 to 31...

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Do not criminalize extreme views – UN Special Rapporteur on counterterrorism Tue 15 Mar 2016

GENEVA (15 March 2016) – The peaceful expression of views that are considered ‘extreme’ should never be criminalized unless they are associated with violence, said the Special Rapporteur on...

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UN experts suggest ways to avoid human rights violations during public protests Thu 10 Mar 2016

GENEVA (9 March 2016) – A new report presented today to the United Nations Human Rights Council offers recommendations on proper preparations and precautions to protect the rights of the demonstrators,...

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