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Statement by high commissioner for human right on the World Press Freedom Day 2021 Mon 3 May 2021

GENEVA (3 May 2021) - The COVID-19 crisis has made it clearer that critical reporting on government policies or public figures is all too often met with prosecution. Laws adopted or applied to restrict and...

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UN experts urge Cambodia to review their approach to covid-19 Mon 12 Apr 2021

GENEVA (12 April 2021) – UN human rights experts expressed serious concern over a series of harsh new legal and administrative measures adopted by the Royal Government of Cambodia, in response to the...

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Long prison terms for former opposition leaders appalling, say UN experts Thu 4 Mar 2021

GENEVA (5 March 2021) – UN human rights experts today deplored the disproportionate prison terms handed to exiled senior leaders of the disbanded Cambodian National Rescue Party and called on the...

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Global update by UN high commissioner for human rights at the human rights council Mon 1 Mar 2021

GENEVA (February 26 2021) - “I am particularly concerned about the severe shrinking of civic space in Cambodia, where increasing and disproportionate legislative and administrative measures limit the...

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UN experts alarmed by ‘naming and shaming’ of covid-19 victims Mon 14 Dec 2020

GENEVA (11 December 2020) – UN human rights experts expressed alarm at the decision by Cambodian authorities to allow the publication of personal information about individuals who have tested positive...

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UN expert alarmed by reports of mass trial of activists Wed 25 Nov 2020

GENEVA (25 November 2020) – The UN human rights expert on Cambodia today expressed serious concerns about an imminent mass trial of individuals associated with the disbanded Cambodia National Rescue...

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UN experts alarmed by civil society crackdown, attacks on defenders Mon 16 Nov 2020

GENEVA (16 November 2020) – UN human rights experts today expressed concerns about tightening restrictions on civil society in Cambodia, and called for an immediate end to the systematic detention and...

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Asia-Pacific: Bachelet alarmed by clampdown on freedom of expression during COVID-19 Wed 3 Jun 2020

GENEVA (3 June 2020) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed alarm at the clampdown on freedom of expression in parts of the Asia-Pacific region during the COVID-19 crisis,...

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Exceptional measures should not be cover for human rights abuses and violations - Bachelet Mon 27 Apr 2020

GENEVA (27 April 2020) – As Governments face the formidable challenge of protecting people from COVID-19, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on them to ensure human...

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COVID-19 and human rights Thu 23 Apr 2020

Human rights put people centre-stage and are key in shaping the pandemic response, both for the public health emergency and the broader impact on people’s lives and livelihoods.

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