GENEVA (10 March 2016) – Presenting his annual report to the Human Rights Council, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid said he was alarmed by the ever growing number of threats to the global democratic space. The arrests, harassment and prosecution of civil society actors noted in 2015 are in contradiction with the ratifications of UN human rights treaties and agreements which should represent States’ commitment to protect human rights. Without real freedoms on the ground, those ratifications risk becoming no more than “human rights window-dressing,” said Zeid. Read the full press release in English | Khmer.