UN Cambodia envoy warns of widespread rights violations

[JURIST] The United Nations envoy to Cambodia [JURIST news archive] has reported that human rights violations in the nation are widespread, and called for greater UN involvement to help persuade the government to comply with UN standards [UN human rights webpage] . Yash Ghai was appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan [UN News report] in November to review the status of human rights violations in Cambodia. Since that time, Ghai has visited the nation and met with several opposition leaders imprisoned by the government and has stated their detentions are unlawful under the nation's constitution [text]. BBC Newws has more.

 

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