#Cambodge : Violations des droits de l’Homme : L’ONU en appelle au respect du processus démocratique

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Rhona Smith, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, on Wednesday called on the government to ensure “full rights of political participation” and warned that human rights could not be sacrificed for the sake of “stability and development.”

Separately, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the high commissioner for human rights, on Wednesday said that he was seriously concerned by developments in Cambodia.

“Since this [Human Rights] Council last met, the Supreme Court has dissolved the principal opposition party, disenfranchising opposition voters. Recently adopted amendments to the Constitution and Criminal Code are likely to further erode political rights and fundamental freedoms,” he said. 

I call on the Government to guarantee the political rights of the people, to respect the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and to release human rights defenders and political actors,” he added.


FILE: UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith speaks during a press conference at her main office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. FILE: UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Photo: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré.


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