STATEMENT Civil Society Supports the Universal Period Review (UPR)
Phnom Penh, 30 November 2009
Under this new mechanism, Cambodia will be reviewed by UN Human Rights Council on the compliance of human rights in the country which is scheduled on December 1, 2009. This is the first ever review for Cambodia in addition to other existing mechanisms for monitoring of the compliance of human rights. Whilst supporting Cambodia to be subjected for a review by UN Human Rights Council under the UPR this year, CHRAC wishes to express some concerns over the serious human rights violations which had happened earlier and ongoing in particular, the restriction of freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration, forced eviction, the use of judicial system for suppressing the opponents, threats against human rights defenders and other forms of serious violation of human rights.