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Item 10 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia

Cambodia’s human rights situation has dramatically worsened since the last Council resolution on Cambodia in 2019. Human Rights Watch has condemned draconian laws adopted in the past two years under the guise of the Covid-19 pandemic that are among…
Delegates sit at the opening of the 41th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 24, 2019.
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Item 10 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cambodia

Thank you. Cambodians are facing a human rights crisis, with all the hard-fought freedoms gained in the past decades rapidly disappearing. Human Rights Watch agrees with the UN Special Rapporteur’s analysis that, within her one-year reporting…
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Human Rights Watch Oral Intervention under Item 2: General Debate on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Update

Thank you, Mr. President, High Commissioner, Venezuela is facing the most profound human rights crisis at the current time in Latin America. It combines a brutal crackdown on dissent with arbitrary arrests and torture of government opponents,…
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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne, Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy. We attach a…
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Human Rights Council Seat Demands Greater Leadership

(Sydney) – The Australian government should make the protection of human rights a central focus of its foreign policy, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the recently reappointed Foreign Minister Marise Payne that was released today. …
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31st session of the Universal Periodic Review; 3rd cycle

Summary During the two previous cycles of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Cambodia accepted 301 recommendations out of 343, but has largely failed to implement the accepted recommendations. Since Cambodia’s previous UPR in 2014, the…
Cambodia: Free All Political Prisoners
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Item 10 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cambodia

Human Rights Watch welcomes the detailed addendum to this year’s annual report of the UN Special Rapporteur regarding the election-related crackdown on the political opposition, civil society and independent media in Cambodia. On July 29, a…
Activist Tep Vanny at the Supreme Court after it upheld a decision to deny her bail, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, January 25, 2017.
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Item 10 General Debate

There has been an alarming deterioration in the human rights situation in Cambodia over the last year. In advance of July elections, the Hun Sen government has arrested the leader of the opposition, dissolved the main opposition party, prosecuted and…
Supporters of Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), stand outside the appeals court during his bail hearing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 26, 2017.
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30th session of the UPR; 3rd cycle

I.  Overview of the human rights situation The government and the country’s then-largest guerilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), reached an agreement in 2016 to end their 52-year armed conflict. The agreement provides…
Hands of the bodyguard of Medellín’s human rights ombudsman, Jorge Ceballos. Ceballos was the target of numerous death threats by right-wing armed groups due to his work as a human rights defender.
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Item 10 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cambodia

Since the last resolution adopted on Cambodia, the civil and political rights environment has worsened significantly and, as we’ve heard today, further deteriorated since the Council heard the Special Rapporteur’s previous report last September,…
People search for their names on a voting list during commune elections in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 4, 2017.
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Item 6 UPR adoption

Unlike his predecessor Rafael Correa, President Lenin Moreno has, since taking office in May 2017, publicly endorsed respect for free speech and civil society. The Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs Ministry, however, appears to be adopting positions that are…
Demonstrators clash with a riot police officer during a protest in Quito, Ecuador, on December 3, 2015, as the Ecuadorean National Assembly attended the second debate about constitutional amendments.
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Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cambodia

Over the past year, Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) have significantly escalated their targeting of Cambodia’s political opposition, human rights defenders, social activists, and public intellectuals. They appear intent on…
Activist Tep Vanny takes part in a land rights protest in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on November 7, 2012.