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Gov’t slams UN rapporteurs over Sokha trial statement

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the UN Office in Geneva deplored the statement of three UN special rapporteurs who claimed that Kem Sokha’s trial was “tainted” due to irregularities. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-slams-un-rapporteurs-over-sokha-trial-statement

UN rapporteur to monitor rights in visit to Kingdom

Rhona Smith, the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, is to arrive in Phnom Penh on Monday to monitor the current situation in the Kingdom at the invitation of the government. During an 11-day visit from April 29 to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-rapporteur-monitor-rights-visit-kingdom

Government makes $6m from land concessions

The government earned $6.6 million in revenue from economic land concessions (ELCs), despite the fact that less than half of the firms granted the concessions paid rental fees, according to a report presented to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50548305/government-makes-6m-from-land-concessions/

Cambodia denies rights violations

Ahead of a mission to the Kingdom by UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, a spokesman for the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) yesterday said Cambodia has never been sanctioned by the UN for violating human rights, noting that the rapporteur and other rights ...

Khmer Times
https://www.manilatimes.net/cambodia-denies-rights-violations/459237/

Activist asks UN to review EU-Vietnam timber deal

A prominent environmental activist has reached out to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment in a bid to have him oppose a timber trade deal set to be inked between the European Union and Vietnam. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50541573/activist-asks-un-to-review-eu-vietnam-timber-deal/

Government stonewalling on relocating refugees?

Refugee advocates have welcomed plans from the United Nations to relocate 36 Montagnard asylum seekers to a third country, but the Cambodian government yesterday remained silent as to why it has so far failed to cooperate. ...

Erin Handley and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-stonewalling-relocating-refugees

UN envoy meets with NEC

The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday told United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith that election monitoring coalition the “Situation Room” will have to register with the Interior Ministry if it wants to deploy observers for next year’s elections – despite there being no such requirement ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-envoy-meets-nec

CPP officials’ violent rhetoric concerns UN envoy

UN Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith kicked off an official visit to the Kingdom yesterday by raising concerns over ruling party officials’ increased use of violent rhetoric, singling out Social Affairs Minister Vong Soth’s recent threats to bludgeon protesters with bamboo rods, during a meeting with ...

Ananth Baliga and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cpp-officials-violent-rhetoric-concerns-un-envoy

UN envoy expected to arrive in Cambodia for human rights assessment

United Nations envoy is expected to arrived in Cambodia today, a week after the deadly crackdown by government forces against protesting workers on Veng Sreng street, which left five people dead. This is the first visit of Surya P. Subedi, UN Special Rapporteur on human ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=ZGYzMjE1Y2E4NWI

Cambodian Opposition Leaders Go Into Hiding Amid Protest Crackdown

Cambodia’s opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha went into hiding Saturday as the government stepped up its crackdown on protests against Prime Minister Hun Sen following deadly violence. A day after police shot dead four people during workers’ protests for higher wages, the government ...

Radio Free Asia News Staff
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/clampdown-01042014123656.html

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