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UN expert questions “genuineness” of ruling party’s landslide victory Thu 27 Sep 2018

GENEVA (26 September 2018) - The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia called into question the “genuineness” of the general election in July, which maintained the...

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Annual Report 2018 of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith Tue 11 Sep 2018

GENEVA (07 September 2018) – The main report 2018 of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, is now available online.
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Human Rights Analysis of the Draft Law on Minimum Wage Wed 22 Aug 2018

PHNOM PENH (22 August 2018) - OHCHR has released its human rights analysis of the Law on Minimum Wage in English and Khmer. The present analysis was prepared by the Office of the United...

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Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights briefing note on the elections in Cambodia Fri 17 Aug 2018

GENEVA (17 August 2018) – The Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concerns about the human rights environment around the elections that were recently held in Cambodia...

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Zeid warmly welcomes appointment of new UN Human Rights Chief Mon 13 Aug 2018

GENEVA (10 August 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday warmly welcomed the UN General Assembly’s appointment of Michelle Bachelet to succeed him...

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UN experts express concerns about media freedoms ahead of vote Mon 18 Jun 2018

GENEVA (15 June 2018) – UN human rights experts have called on Cambodian authorities to respect and ensure the right to freedom of opinion and expression, citing concerns about a clampdown on the media...

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UN experts urge States to boost protection for human rights defenders Tue 5 Jun 2018

GENEVA (1 June 2018) - UN human rights experts have called on States to ramp up measures to safeguard and support human rights defenders at a time when they are coming under increasing pressure globally,...

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Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Briefing note on Cambodia Fri 11 May 2018

GENEVA (11 May 2018) – the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed disappointment at the decision by Cambodia’s Court of Appeal to uphold the “insurrection...

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Cambodia: UN expert urges Government embrace final opportunity for “genuine” election Mon 30 Apr 2018

GENEVA (30 April 2018) – To ensure a genuine multi-party democracy in Cambodia which respects its citizens’ participation rights, the Government must immediately release detained opposition...

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End of mission statement by Professor Rhona Smith, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Cambodia on 14 March 2018 Wed 14 Mar 2018

PHNOM PENH (14 March 2018) – The UN expert on the human rights situation in Cambodia has expressed serious concerns about restrictions on the media, freedom of expression and political participation...

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