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.
L’Union Européenne, l’Allemagne, la Suisse, le Japon, la France, l’Australie, la République Tchèque, les Etats-Unis d’Amérique, le Royaume Uni, le Mexique, l’Irlande, et toutes les Organisations Non Gouvernementales ont soutenu le Rapport biannuel de Mme Rhona Smith. Ils ont condamné les violations des Droits de l’Homme au Cambodge.
Le Cambodge s’achemine inexorablement vers le précipice !
The use of criminal provisions as a pretext to suppress and prevent the legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression and to silence human rights defenders is incompatible with article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, (ICCPR), which has been signed by Cambodia,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith.
With 10 days remaining until a government-imposed deadline for the U.N.’s human rights office to either sign a new agreement to operate in the country or close down, there is no sign that the two sides have come any closer to reaching a deal.
L’ONU vient de réaffirmer son soutien total à la représentation locale d’OHCHR au Cambodge.
Le champs de bataille actuel : les Droits de l’Homme. HUN Sen fait la chasse à tous les rapports qui dénoncent le non respect des Droits de l’Homme, y compris ceux des Nations Unies. Son ministre Prak Sokhonn vient de déclarer que la représentation locale des Nations Unies est illégitime.
L’alinéa 3 de l’Article 3 des accords de Paris que HUN Sen a lui même signés stipule :
La Commission des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies devrait continuer à surveiller étroitement la situation des droits de l’homme au Cambodge, y compris en désignant si nécessaire un rapporteur spécial qui ferait un rapport annuel à la Commission et à l’Assemblée générale.
Encore une fois HUN Sen montre son vrai visage en ce qui concerne le non respect des accords de Paris. Le Cambodge de HUN Sen est un pays HORS LA LOI qui ne mérite pas sa place au sein de la communauté des Nations.
“In the absence of a valid Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the current operation and activities of the OHCHR in Cambodia, including those of its Country Representative, are not legitimate,” Sokhonn wrote.
“Cambodia is close to a dangerous tipping point,” Ms. Smith said. “All laws must be applied equally and fairly to all political parties and their members to ensure protection of the democratic space in the run-up to the elections. The political situation, which includes renewed threats, judicial proceedings and even physical beatings of members of the opposition, is worrying.”
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday wrote to Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Secretary-General, asking to borrow the official map of Cambodia’s eastern border with Vietnam, a move that opposition leader Sam Rainsy described as an admission that the government has been improperly demarcating the border.
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