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António Guterres on Gender Base Violence and Covid 19 Wed 8 Apr 2020

GENEVA (5 April 2020) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres issues an urgent appeal for peace in homes around the world, asking governments to put women’s safety first as they respond to the...

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The Secretary-General Remarks to the UN Human Rights Council: “The Highest Aspiration: A Call to Action for Human Rights” Tue 25 Feb 2020

GENEVA (24 February 2019) - The UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched a call for action for human rights at the United Nations Human Rights Council, stressing that human rights are our...

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Threats to human rights are rising – but so are solutions, High Commissioner says Tue 25 Feb 2020

GENEVA (24 February 2019) - UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet delivered her speech to the 43th session of the Human Rights Council highlighting that threats to human rights, development and peace are...

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UN experts say Kem Sokha trial is “tainted” Fri 17 Jan 2020

GENEVA (17 January 2020) – UN human rights experts expressed concerns about the treason trial that opened this week against Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha, saying the entire process from the...

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Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Human Rights Day 2019 Tue 10 Dec 2019

GENEVA (9 December 2019) – This has been a year of tremendous activism – notably by young people. It is particularly fitting that this year we mark Human Rights Day during the crucial UN...

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Media statement by Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia on the partial lifting of judicial restriction of Kem Sokha by Cambodian court Wed 13 Nov 2019

GENEVA (11 November 2019) - The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, welcomes the partial lifting of some judicial restrictions on Cambodian political opposition...

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Cambodia: UN expert concerned at escalating tensions and crackdown Wed 13 Nov 2019

GENEVA (8 November 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia has expressed grave concerns about the heightened political crackdown across the country, calling on...

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Assessment of the Credit Opportunities for Indigenous Communities in Cambodia Holding a Collective Land Title Mon 16 Sep 2019

In recent years, in the same way as in other areas in rural Cambodia, indigenous communities have increasingly turned towards microfinance institutions for loans. Our study aims at comparing indigenous...

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Opening statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet Mon 9 Sep 2019

GENEVA (9 September 2019) - In addition to an important section on climate change, the statement below contains specific references to Cambodia, ...
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Special Rapporteur’s reports 2019 Tue 27 Aug 2019

GENEVA (27 August 2019) – The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia provides an update on the human rights situation in Cambodia and analyses the Cambodian Sustainable...

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