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Gov’t pares UN rights recommendations

Cambodia has drastically reduced the amount of human rights recommendations it will implement as part of the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review, saying they were overly repetitive. While Cambodia was criticised for deferring recommendations, which dealt with issues such as freedom of expression and the ...

Charles Rollet
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/gov%E2%80%99t-pares-un-rights-recommendations

Cambodia’s Defense of Rights Record at UN Review Slammed

Foreign donors should push Cambodia’s government to end its human rights abuses as part of its bid to maintain political control of the nation, a rights group said Wednesday, after Phnom Penh allegedly snubbed recommendations by foreign governments to improve the country’s rights record. Representatives of ...

Joshua Lipes
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/review-07022014161641.html

Cambodia delays human rights hearing for one week

A request by the Cambodian government for a delay in its universal periodic review (UPR) hearing at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, which was supposed to be Thursday, has been accepted, according to a rights group that was to deliver a statement on the ...

Lauren Crothers
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-delays-human-rights-hearing-for-one-week-61863/

Mixed message to UN

A call for the Cambodian government to lift its controversial ban on public assembly is among 34 such recommendations it has chosen to defer in the wake of last week’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its human rights situation. The UN on Saturday released a ...

Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mixed-message-un

Work Remains for Cambodia After UN Rights Hearing

Though Cambodia had four years to implement 91 recommendations on how to improve its human rights record, U.N. member states still had to push for action in a number of key areas during its second Universal Periodic Review hearing in Geneva on Tuesday. In a speech ...

Lauren Crothers
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/work-remains-for-cambodia-after-un-rights-hearing-51129/

UN asked to ‘address crisis’

Amnesty International and rights group Licadho in a joint statement yesterday called on UN member states to “address the country’s human rights crisis” at a UN Human Rights Council hearing in Geneva on Tuesday. The statement, which was sent to foreign embassies, the Cambodian government and ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-asked-%E2%80%98address-crisis%E2%80%99

Rainsy eyes seat at UN rights review meeting

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy left for Europe yesterday evening to attend a UN Human Rights Council review on Cambodia in Geneva and to lobby European Union officials to take a stronger stance against the government, he said before departure. Rainsy plans on attending the Universal Periodic ...

Meas Sokchea and Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-eyes-seat-un-rights-review-meeting

Gov’t rights report to be sent to UN

The government will today submit its second report to the UN Human Rights Council as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process that takes stock of human rights progress in each UN member state. Governments are required to report to the council every four and ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gov%E2%80%99t-rights-report-be-sent-un

Cambodia to Submit Human Rights Report to UN

Cambodia will submit a human rights report to the U.N. today for a universal periodic review (UPR), the second time it is participating in the process, according to the Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit. Under the UPR process established in 2006, the Human ...

Dene-Hern Chen and Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-to-submit-human-rights-report-to-un-46006/

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