UN Human Rights Expert To Visit Cambodia Next Week

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Ms. Rhona Smith, will visit the country from April 29 to 9 May 2019, at the invitation of the Royal Government.

I will be focusing my mission on the current situation of human rights, and following up on the developments since my previous mission last November, Ms. Rhona Smith said. I also aim to continue my examination of human rights with respect to the Sustainable Development Goals, looking in particular at non-discrimination and equality, and participation and accountability.

During her 11-day visit, the expert plans to meet senior members of the Royal Government, representatives of civil society and members of the diplomatic community. She will also undertake field visits to gather first-hand information.

The UN Special Rapporteur undertakes regular official missions 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 2019.

Ms. Smith will conclude her visit with a press conference to discuss the preliminary findings of her visit.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press