UN rights expert urges Cambodia political parties to reconcile Nicholas Tomsho at 12:05 PM ET
[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur Surya Subedi called Friday for the government and opposition parties of Cambodia to end their ongoing political impasse [text] and come together on human rights reforms. The impasse arose from still contested elections held in July 2013 and has had "a direct impact on the enjoyment of human rights by all in Cambodia." Subedi released his statement following a three-hour meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior government officials. "Flexibility on both sides to reach a political compromise is needed," said Subedi. "The Prime Minister has sent an important signal to the international community that he is ready and willing to seriously address the human rights issues in the country by extending full cooperation during this visit and engaging in meaningful dialogue."
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