UN Human Rights Expert To Conduct 4th Visit to Cambodia

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Ms. Rhona Smith, will launch her new mission to Cambodia this weekend with focus on children’s rights.

According to a recent press release of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Ms. Smith will carry out her fourth official visit to the country from Aug. 8 to 18, to examine the rights of children and the general human rights situation.

I will be focusing my mission on children’s rights as part of my ongoing work on discrimination and marginalised groups, she noted. I am particularly keen to explore child trafficking and exploitation, including the position of cared for children.

During her ten-day visit, the UN expert will meet a wide range of groups and officials, including senior members of the Royal Government, representatives of civil society and members of the diplomatic community.

The UN special rapporteur undertakes regular visits to Cambodia and reports annually to the Human Rights Council, which appointed her in March 2015. She will present her next report to the Council in September 2017, orally updating the Council on this visit, while the written report on this mission will be presented in September 2018.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press