The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will carry out her fourth official visit to the country from 8 to 18 August 2017, to examine the rights of children and the general human rights situation.

“I will be focusing my mission on children’s rights as part of my ongoing work on discrimination and marginalized groups,” she noted.

“I am particularly keen to explore child trafficking and exploitation, including the position of cared for children.”

During her 10-day visit, the expert will meet a wide range of groups and officials, including senior members of the Royal Government, representatives of civil society and members of the diplomatic community.

The UN Special Rapporteur undertakes regular visits to Cambodia and reports annually to the Human Rights Council, which appointed her in March 2015. She will present her next report to the Council in September 2017, orally updating the Council on this visit, while the written report on this mission will be presented in September 2018.

The expert will hold a press conference to discuss the preliminary findings of her visit, on Friday 18 August at 1500 local time at the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR), No. 4, Street 271, Sangkat Phsar Daem Thkov, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh. Access to the press conference is strictly limited to journalists.

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